Oakland Grizzlies vs North Dakota State Bison Odds
Oakland travels to North Dakota State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 7-11 record with a victory over the Bison.
Supporters of the Grizzlies have watched them go 7-11 and 6-9 ATS on the year, while the Bison are at 14-3 and 11-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Bison are 3-8, while the Grizzlies have a 5-6 mark.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, North Dakota State sat as 11.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison - Grizzlies odds would favor the Bison if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Dakota State is rated No. 40 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 243. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-65 win for the Bison.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 263 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.8 per game. That compares with North Dakota State’s No. 195 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Dakota State is college basketball's No. 90-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 163 with 6.2 per game.
Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.9 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 80 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Oakland, they were an 81-74 loser as they battled South Dakota State on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Grizzlies got a 22-point effort from Corey Petros, who added 15 rebounds, but South Dakota State still managed to defeat Oakland 81-74 Thursday at Frost Arena.
North Dakota State won its last outing, a 67-55 result against IUPU Fort Wayne on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 15.5-point favorite. The Bison grabbed a 67-55 win over the Mastodons on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Taylor Braun at Bison Sports Arena.
Oakland home to UMKC, Thursday, January 17
North Dakota State at IUPUI, Thursday, January 17