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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs North Dakota State Bison in college hoops odds

North Dakota State BisonMinnesota Golden Gophers
Dec 22, 8:00 PM | Williams Arena

North Dakota State Bison vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds


The Golden Gophers will be trying to slam the North Dakota State Bison on Thursday when the teams tip off at Williams Arena in college betting action.

The Golden Gophers are 11-1 so far on the season, and 5-4 ATS vs. the number. The Bison, meanwhile, are 8-2 and 5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 4-5 and the Bison go 0-5 on the totals.

View North Dakota State vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Gophers, most recently No. 98 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bison, who rate No. 69 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-78 victory for the Bison.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's No. 128-ranked scoring average of 71.1 PPG, against a Bison defense rated No. 70 and allowing 61.6 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 49.7% to date this season, more than the Bison shooters have managed so far (49% per game).

Defensively, North Dakota State features the nation's No. 53-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

North Dakota State was a 92-50 winner in its last match at home against Mayville State. The Bison blew out Mayville State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 92-50 win at Bison Sports Arena.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 76-56 winner at home against Central Michigan. They covered the 16.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Golden Gophers and Chippewas didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Central Michigan was handed a 76-56 defeat on Tuesday at Williams Arena.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Illinois are 5-5
After playing Central Michigan are 1-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Bison at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Dakota State
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Dakota State

Next up:
North Dakota State home to Oakland, Wednesday, December 28
Minnesota at Illinois, Tuesday, December 27