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Bison vs Sioux College Hoops Game Preview

North Dakota State BisonNorth Dakota Sioux
Jan 17, 8:00 PM | Betty Engelstad Sioux Center

North Dakota State Bison vs North Dakota Sioux Odds


The Sioux will be trying to slam the North Dakota State Bison on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in college betting action.

The Sioux sit at 7-9 (1-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bison are currently 13-4 (9-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? North Dakota is 0-1 OU, and North Dakota State is 4-7-1 OU.

View North Dakota State vs North Dakota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Sioux at No. 262 and the Bison at No. 55 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-68 result in favor of the Bison.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Dakota has the nation's No. 172-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 99 allowing on average 63.9 PPG. The Sioux FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.9% per game.

Defensively, North Dakota State features the nation's No. 83-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. North Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 100 nationally in scoring at home.

North Dakota State won its last outing, an 82-59 result against South Dakota on January 14. They covered in that game as a 14-point favorite. The battle between the Bison and Coyotes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Dakota was handed an 82-59 defeat on Saturday at Bison Sports Arena.

North Dakota won its last outing, a 69-46 result against Valley City on January 12. North Dakota cruised to victory on Thursday, running Valley City out of the gym and running up a 69-46 score at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Next up:
North Dakota State home to South Dakota State, Saturday, January 21
North Dakota at Utah Valley, Saturday, January 21