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North Dakota Sioux take on Huskies in college basketball test

North Dakota SiouxHouston Baptist Huskies
March 3, 8:35 PM | Sharp Gym

North Dakota Sioux vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds

14-14TEAM RECORD4-23

The Houston Baptist Huskies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the North Dakota Sioux at Sharp Gym on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Huskies are 4-23 so far on the season, and 2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Sioux, meanwhile, are 14-14 and 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston Baptist go 0-3 and the Sioux go 0-3 on the totals.

View North Dakota vs Houston Baptist Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies sit at No. 316 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sioux sit at No. 261 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Sioux will win this game 70-61.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston Baptist has the nation's No. 185-rated offensive output, at 68.4 PPG. The visiting Sioux defense ranks No. 191 allowing on average 68.2 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Sioux marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota owns the country's No. 182-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Houston Baptist, on the other hand, rates No. 172 in scoring at home.

North Dakota was a 74-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Chicago State. The Sioux blew out Chicago State on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 74-52 win at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Houston Baptist lost its last outing, a 67-62 result against Utah Valley on February 26. Andrew Gonzalez scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 67-62 to Utah Valley at McKay Center on Saturday).

Next up:
North Dakota at Texas-Pan American, Saturday, March 5
Houston Baptist home to South Dakota, Saturday, March 5

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