Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Roos versus the Bison? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on Summ. The game will be played at Scheels Center in Fargo, ND. The over/under for this Summit conference contest is set at 139.5 points, with North Dakota State being favored by -4 at home against Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY ROOS VS NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Dakota State Bison -4

This game will be played at Scheels Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Bison.
  • Not only will North Dakota State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Will the Roos Win in Fargo?

Despite being the underdog, Kansas City has been the underdog in 15 out of their 24 games this season, and they have just a 3-12 record as the underdog. On the road, the Roos have gone just 2-9 this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -12.1 points per game.

Most recently, Kansas City lost to St. Thomas (MN) by a score of 71-56. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 2-8, and their record over their last five road games is 1-4.

As the underdog this season, Kansas City has gone 6-9 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-7 and in their last 10 games as the underdog, the Roos are 5-5. In their last three road games, they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Kansas City's games this season (140.2). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Kansas City offense tallied 56 points in a matchup against St. Thomas (MN). Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.2%, and they made 10 threes. Jamar Brown led the scoring for the Roos, contributing 15 points. Additionally, Tyler Andrews chipped in with 11 points.

On defense, Kansas City is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. St. Thomas (MN), the Tommies finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 71 points vs. Kansas City.

Will the North Dakota State Defense Show Up at Home?

North Dakota State will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they host Kansas City on Thursday. The Bison are 10-13 overall and 2-5 in Summit League play. They have gone 3-3 at home this season.

North Dakota State has been favored in six of their 23 games this year, going 4-2 in those matchups. They are coming off a 60-58 loss to North Dakota.

North Dakota State has an ATS record of 7-12 this season, going 3-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bison have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for North Dakota State games is 12-7 and today's over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.9). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points.

Against North Dakota, the North Dakota State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 76.4 points per game. They scored 58 points and posted a field goal percentage of 48% in the game. Andrew Morgan led the scoring for the Bison, contributing 14 points. Additionally, Boden Skunberg chipped in with 12 points.

The Bison's defense is presently ranked 232nd nationally, allowing an average of 74.8 points per contest. So far, the North Dakota State defense is giving up an average of 7.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.2 times per game (433rd).