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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
North Dakota State 71, North Dakota 68
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).
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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