Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bison and Fighting Hawks. The game is starting at 4:30 ET on Summ, and it's hosted by the Fighting Hawks at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, ND. Get ready to place your bets! This Summit conference matchup has an over/under of 147.5 points, and North Dakota is favored to win by -4 at home vs. North Dakota State.


The Pick: North Dakota Fighting Hawks -4

This game will be played at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Fighting Hawks.
  • Not only will North Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Bison Exceed Expectations on the Road?

North Dakota State is 10-12 overall and 2-4 in Summit League play. On the road, the Bison are 3-9 this season, and they have lost two straight games.

So far this season, North Dakota State has been the underdog in 12 of their 22 games, and they have gone 2-10 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road is -8.8 points per game.

North Dakota State has struggled against the spread this season, going just 6-12. Their road ATS mark is 3-9, and they have gone 2-10 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bison are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

North Dakota State's over/under record this season is 12-6 and today's line of 147.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (143.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points, which is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (153.2).

Coming off their recent game, the North Dakota State offense tallied 66 points in a matchup against St. Thomas (MN). Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.9%, and they made 8 threes. The team's top scorer is Boden Skunberg, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 15, while Damari Wheeler-Thomas also maintains a PPG average of 12.6 leading up to the game.

So far, the Bison's defense is ranked 238th in the country at 75.5 points per contest. The North Dakota State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 79 points and allowed St. Thomas (MN) to connect on 8 threes.

Does North Dakota Have What it Takes at Home?

North Dakota enters this game with a 13-10 record and a five-game winning streak. They are 5-3 in Summit League play and 5-3 at home this season.

Overall, the Fighting Hawks have been favored in seven games, going 5-2 in those contests. They have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.

North Dakota's ATS record this season is currently at .500 (10-10). At home, the Fighting Hawks are just 3-5 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, North Dakota has gone 4-6 ATS.

North Dakota's over/under record this season is 9-9-2 and the average over/under line in their games is 146.8. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 147.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 161 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

North Dakota is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 95 points vs. South Dakota. This figure is more than their season average of 75.4 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was B.J. Omot with 25 points. Tyree Ihenacho also added 21 points for the Fighting Hawks.

On the defensive side, North Dakota is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.7 points per game. In their most recent game, the North Dakota defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as South Dakota knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 81 points.