Summit Final: North Dakota vs. North Dakota State odds, picks and best bets

Previewing Tuesday’s North Dakota vs North Dakota State college basketball Summit League Tournament championship matchup, with college basketball betting odds, picks and best bets

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks (15-17) square off with the North Dakota State Bison (24-8) in the Summit League title game Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. We analyze the North Dakota-North Dakota State odds and betting lines, while providing college basketball betting tips and advice on this matchup.

North Dakota vs. North Dakota State: Three things you need to know

  1. It’s a battle for state of North Dakota bragging rights — and also a trip to the big dance — while being played in the state of South Dakota.
  2. NoDak State won the first meeting, 83-74 at home Jan. 19 to cover the eight-point spread; UND won the rematch Feb. 22, winning on its home floor 71-68 despite being a 4.5-point ‘dog. The over/under split in both meetings.
  3.  North Dakota State enters this one just 3-4 against the spread across the past seven outings, while UND has covered in four of its past five games overall.

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North Dakota vs. North Dakota State: Odds, betting lines and picks

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. ET.


North Dakota State 71, North Dakota 68

Moneyline (ML)

North Dakota State (-250) is favored to win this one, but rival North Dakota (+200) has really given the Bison fits this season. PASS and look to the spread for better value.

New to sports betting? A $10 bet on North Dakota State to win outright would profit $4; a $10 bet on North Dakota to win outright would profit $20.

Against the Spread (ATS)

North Dakota (+6, -110) looks for the miracle 3-for-3 run in the Summit tourney to get into the NCAA Tournament as a sub-.500 team. North Dakota State (-6, -110) will win this game, but look for the Fighting Hawks to cover. They’re playing with a lot of confidence right now.

UND has only been to the NCAA Tournament once, in 2017; NoDak State has four appearances since 2009, including last season when they topped North Carolina Central in the First Four. They also stunned Oklahoma in a 5-12 game back in 2014, winning in overtime.

Take NORTH DAKOTA +6 (-110).

Over/Under (O/U)

The Under is 1-0-1 in two meetings this season. This one (138.5; Over +100 / Under -121) is going to be close — perhaps very close — and the lean is to the Under because nerves might get the better of the teams in the early going.

The best choice is to just AVOID.

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