North Dakota State Bison vs Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Resch Center Saturday as host Wisc-Green Bay looks to handle the North Dakota State Bison in NCAA hoops action.
Wisc-Green Bay will face the 5-1 Bison, who own a 3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Phoenix are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bison are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 195-rated North Dakota State taking on the No. 170-rated Phoenix in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-66 win for the Bison on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wisc-Green Bay's No. 150-ranked offense, averaging 70.2 PPG, against a Bison defense that ranks No. 41 at 56.8 PPG. The Phoenix field goal percentage has averaged 39.6% so far, less than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.
Defensively, North Dakota State features the nation's No. 69-rated defense on the road, allowing 58 points per game. Wisc-Green Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 227 nationally in scoring at home.
North Dakota State won its last outing, a 66-44 result against James Madison on November 21. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. The battle between the Bison and Dukes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as James Madison was handed a 66-44 defeat on Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.
Last time out for Wisc-Green Bay, they were a 72-62 loser as they battled Idaho on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Brennan Cougill scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Phoenix to a win (they lost 72-62 to Idaho at Cowan Spectrum on Tuesday).
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Virginia are 0-1
After playing Idaho are 0-2
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bison at Phoenix trends to consider:
Wisc-Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wisc-Green Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing North Dakota State
Wisc-Green Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
North Dakota State home to Nebraska Omaha, Thursday, November 29
Wisc-Green Bay at Virginia, Saturday, December 1