Planning on watching today's Grizzlies and Bison game? Catch the action at Scheels Center in Fargo, ND, as the Bison hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on Summ. In this non-conference matchup, the Grizzlies are the betting favorite against the Bison. The over/under for the game is 142.5 points.


The Pick: North Dakota State Bison +1.5

This game will be played at Scheels Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Bison.
  • Not only will North Dakota State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Montana Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

Montana enters today's game with a season record of 8-5. In their previous ten road games, Montana has a 5-5 record, which includes games from last year. Montana is currently sitting above .500 in terms of ATS, holding a 7-3 record. Within that record, the team has gone 5-2 on the road vs. the spread, while also posting a 2-1 record at home.

Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Montana has an over/under record of 5-5-0, with their games averaging 142 points per game on average. When analyzing the Grizzlies' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 149 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

The Grizzlies' offense finished with 76 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 75.2 points per contest. Offensively, the Grizzlies have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 143rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 336th in percentage and 296th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the Montana defense is giving up an average of 70.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Montana's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.1% this season.

Will North Dakota State Win at Home?

The Bison have a 7-7 record heading into today's game, coming off a loss to South Dakota (75-66). In their last five home games, which includes games from last year, North Dakota State has gone 4-1. As of today's game, North Dakota State has a 4-7 ATS record. On the road, the Bison are 2-6 vs. the spread, while at home they are 2-1.

North Dakota State's games have, on average, featured 145.4 points per game leading to an over/under record of 7-4-0. Their average over/under line is currently 142 points so far. Looking at the Bison's last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 139 points per game.

Against South Dakota, the North Dakota State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 76 points per game. They scored 66 points and posted a field goal percentage of 40.3% in the game. The team's top scorer is Boden Skunberg, who enters today's matchup with an average of 13.1, while Damari Wheeler-Thomas also carries a PPG average of 12.4 into the game.

Coming into today's game, the North Dakota State defense is giving up an average of 70.6 points per contest. Against South Dakota, the Bison's defense gave up 75 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, South Dakota only made 3 free-throws.