Looking to win big? The Roos and Fighting Hawks face off at 2:00 ET on Summ. The Fighting Hawks are hosting the game at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, ND. The over/under for this game is set at 144 points, and North Dakota is favored by -6 vs. Kansas City in a Summit conference matchup.

KANSAS CITY ROOS VS NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Dakota Fighting Hawks -6

This game will be played at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-65 in favor of the Fighting Hawks.
  • Not only will North Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does Kansas City Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Despite being 10-15 overall, Kansas City has been much better at home this season. The Roos are 5-5 at home compared to just 2-9 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +5.0, while on the road, it is -12.1.

As an underdog, Kansas City has gone 3-12 this season. The Roos are 4-2 when favored. They are coming off a 71-56 loss to St. Thomas (MN) and have gone 1-4 in their last five games on the road.

As the underdog this season, Kansas City has gone 6-9 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is 9-12. On the road, the Roos are 4-7 vs. the spread this year and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas City games is 11-9-1. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 140.2 and today's line of 144 is higher than that. Their average scoring total this season is 144 points per game and in their last three games, the average scoring total is 147.

In their latest game, Kansas City offense put up 56 points against St. Thomas (MN). They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.2% and made 10 threes. The team's scoring leader is Jamar Brown, who holds an average of 14.6 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Cameron Faas is averaging 10.5 points per game this season.

At present, the Roos' defense is nationally ranked 152nd, allowing 71.3 points per game. Kansas City's three-point defense is currently 40th in the country at 5.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.5% of their shots vs. Kansas City.

Can the Fighting Hawks Secure a Win at Home?

North Dakota has been on a roll lately, winning seven games in a row. They are 15-10 overall and 7-3 in Summit League play. At home, the Fighting Hawks are 7-3, and they have won their last four games at home.

For the season, North Dakota has been favored in nine of their games, going 7-2 in those contests. They have an average scoring margin of +2.2 points per game at home this season.

North Dakota's ATS record this season is 11-11, including a 4-6 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Fighting Hawks have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

North Dakota's over/under record this season sits at 10-10-2 and today's line of 144 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.8). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

North Dakota's offense had a good outing, putting up 99 points against Omaha. They achieved a 55.9% field goal percentage and went 20/28 from the free-throw line. B.J. Omot is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.5 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Treysen Eaglestaff brings a PPG average of 14 into the game.

On defense, North Dakota is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.3 points per game. In today's game vs. Kansas City, the North Dakota defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, North Dakota made 20 free-throws vs. the Fighting Hawks.