Tigers open as college hoops underdog vs Bison
North Dakota State Bison vs Towson Tigers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for North Dakota State when they take on the Towson Tigers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
Supporters of the Bison have watched them go 8-3 and 7-2 ATS on the year, while the Tigers are at 4-6 and 3-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 1-1, while the Bison have a 2-3 mark.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Towson sat as 7-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 33 and the Bison at No. 54 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-65 result in favor of the Bison.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bison rank No. 152 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.9 per game. That compares with Towson’s No. 51 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Towson is college basketball's No. 285-ranked team at 4.7 per game, while the Bison rate No. 67 with 7.5 per game.
Defensively, North Dakota State features the nation's No. 52-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. Towson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 152 nationally in scoring at home.
North Dakota State lost its last outing, a 70-57 result against Minnesota on December 11. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. North Dakota State suffered a 70-57 loss against Minnesota on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Lawrence Alexander in a losing effort at Williams Arena.
In their last action, Towson was a 72-61 loser on the road against Temple. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers got a huge 30-point effort from Jerrelle Benimon but still lost 72-61 against Temple on Wednesday at Liacouras Center.
Towson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Coppin State are 0-3
After playing Temple are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7
A few Bison at Tigers trends to consider:
Towson is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Towson is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games at home
North Dakota State home to Morehead State, Friday, December 21
Towson home to Coppin State, Wednesday, December 19