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North Dakota Sioux vs Thunderbirds College Hoops Game Preview

North Dakota SiouxSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Dec 17, 9:30 PM | Centrum Arena

North Dakota Sioux vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds


The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will be trying to slam the North Dakota Sioux on Monday when the teams tip off at Centrum Arena in college betting action.

Southern Utah will face the 2-6 Sioux, who own a 2-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thunderbirds are 0-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sioux are 2-1 favoring the OVER.

View North Dakota vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Thunderbirds installed as 2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thunderbirds at No. 293 and the Sioux at No. 170 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-56 result in favor of the Sioux.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Sioux rank No. 252 in NCAA Division 1 with 33 per game. That compares with Southern Utah’s No. 85 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Utah is college basketball's No. 301-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Sioux rate No. 91 with 7 per game.

Defensively, North Dakota features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Southern Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 190 nationally in scoring at home.

North Dakota was a 74-32 winner in its last match at home against Presentation College. North Dakota cruised to victory on Thursday, running Presentation College out of the gym and running up a 74-32 score at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Southern Utah lost its last outing, a 67-53 result against San Diego on December 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Southern Utah got 17 points from Damon Heuir but lost anyway, 67-53, to San Diego on Tuesday at Centrum Arena.

North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-2
Before playing Northern Colorado are 1-2
After a win are 6-4

Southern Utah Thunderbirds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 3-3
After playing San Diego are 0-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Sioux at Thunderbirds trends to consider:
North Dakota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Utah is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Southern Utah is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
North Dakota home to Northern Colorado, Friday, December 21
Southern Utah at Denver, Friday, December 21