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College Basketball Matchup - Southern Utah Thunderbirds North Dakota Sioux Odds Preview

North Dakota SiouxSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
15-14March 06, 2014, 09:35 | Centrum Arena1-26

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will try to cover the spread at Centrum Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the North Dakota Sioux in NCAA basketball action.

The Thunderbirds sit at 1-26 (10-16 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Sioux are currently 15-14 (10-15-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Utah is 12-14 OU, and North Dakota is 14-13 OU.

View North Dakota Sioux vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds and Stats.

Southern Utah opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 330 (Thunderbirds) and the No. 51 (Sioux) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for North Dakota, they were a 94-90 winner as they battled Northern Colorado at home. They earned a push in the match as a 4-point favorite. Troy Huff poured in a team-high 34 points for North Dakota on Tuesday, as they defeated Northern Colorado 94-90 at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Southern Utah was an 83-54 loser in its last match on the road against Montana. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Southern Utah was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Montana and falling by an 83-54 score at Dahlberg Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Utah's No. 254 nationally ranked offense (58.56 points per game) against a Sioux defense that sits as the No. 211 at 73.86 PPG. The Thunderbirds have been averaging 40.1% from the field, less than the Sioux have managed so far this season (46.27% on average).

A few Sioux at Thunderbirds trends to consider:
North Dakota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Dakota's last 6 games
North Dakota is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
North Dakota is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Southern Utah is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Southern Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Utah's last 5 games
Southern Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Southern Utah at Northern Colorado, Saturday, March 8th