North Dakota State Bison vs North Dakota Sioux Preview
North Dakota Sioux vs North Dakota State Bison Odds
Bison Sports Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host North Dakota State Bison and the visiting North Dakota Sioux in college hoops action on Sunday.
The Bison currently sports a 7-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-2 ATS. The Sioux are 1-5 and 2-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bison produce a 2-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Sioux have gone 2-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 44-rated North Dakota taking on the No. 128-rated Bison in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-62 win for the Bison on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features North Dakota State's No. 91-ranked scoring average of 72.9 PPG, against a Sioux defense rated No. 254 and allowing 70.5 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 47% to date this season, more than the Sioux shooters have managed so far (41.2% per game).
Defensively, North Dakota features the nation's No. 247-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 nationally in scoring at home.
North Dakota lost its last outing, a 73-70 result against UMKC on December 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. North Dakota got 20 points from Jamal Webb but lost anyway, 73-70, to UMKC on Wednesday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
Last time out for North Dakota State, they were a 69-57 winner as they battled Morehead State on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. North Dakota State got 23 points from Taylor Braun en route to a 69-57 victory over Morehead State on Wednesday at Ellis Johnson Arena.
North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-1
After playing UMKC are 1-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Sioux at Bison trends to consider:
North Dakota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Dakota home to Presbyterian, Thursday, December 13
North Dakota State at Minnesota, Tuesday, December 11