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North Dakota State favored by 4 against Oakland on Wednesday

Oakland GrizzliesNorth Dakota State Bison
Dec 28, 8:00 PM | Bison Sports Arena

Oakland Grizzlies vs North Dakota State Bison Odds


Oakland travels to North Dakota State on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 8-6 record with a victory over the Bison.

North Dakota State battles the Grizzlies, currently sitting with a 8-6 mark (3-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-6 for the Bison and 5-1 for the Grizzlies.

View Oakland vs North Dakota State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with North Dakota State in this one will find them as 4-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Bison and the No. 178-rated Grizzlies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 85-74 win for the Bison on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Dakota State's No. 98-ranked offense, averaging 73.2 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 333 at 78.3 PPG. The Bison field goal percentage has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the Grizzlies marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 248-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oakland was a 91-76 loser at home against Western Michigan. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Oakland got 27 points from Reggie Hamilton on the way to a 91-76 loss against Western Michigan on Friday at Athletics Center.

In their last action, North Dakota State was a 63-59 loser on the road against Minnesota. They covered the 11–point spread as underdogs. Dylan Hale scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 63-59 to Minnesota at Williams Arena on Thursday).

Next up:
Oakland at South Dakota State, Friday, December 30
North Dakota State home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Friday, December 30