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North Dakota State Bison visit Oakland Grizzlies in NCAAB hoops battle

North Dakota State BisonOakland Grizzlies
Jan 28, 6:00 PM | Athletics Center

North Dakota State Bison vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds

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North Dakota State pays a visit to Oakland on Saturday, hoping to send the Grizzlies to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Athletics Center.

The Grizzlies sit at 12-11 (8-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bison are currently 13-7 (9-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oakland is 11-4 OU, and North Dakota State is 5-8-1 OU.

View North Dakota State vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bison listed as 4-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies sit at No. 236 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bison sit at No. 66 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bison will win this game 83-74.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 15 nationally ranked offense (79.3 points per game) against a Bison defense that sits as the No. 140 at 65.6 PPG. The Grizzlies have been averaging 44.9% from the field, less than the Bison have managed so far this season (48.5% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota State owns the country's No. 93-rated mark, allowing 66.4 points per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.

North Dakota State lost its last outing, a 75-66 result against IUPU Fort Wayne on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Taylor Braun scored 24 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 75-66 against IUPU Fort Wayne in college basketball action at Memorial Coliseum.

Oakland was a 92-87 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Dakota State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Travis Bader poured in a team-high 37 points for Oakland on Thursday, as they defeated South Dakota State 92-87 at Athletics Center.

Next up:
North Dakota State home to Southern Utah, Thursday, February 2
Oakland at IUPUI, Wednesday, February 1