The North Dakota State Bison haven’t defeated the Denver Pioneers since January 16, 2019, but they’ll be aiming to break the streak on Thursday. At Hamilton Gymnasium, Denver and North Dakota State will square off in a Summit match. The Western Illinois Leathernecks defeated the Pioneers 91-74 on the road on Saturday. Meanwhile, North Dakota State easily defeated the South Dakota Coyotes at home on Saturday, winning 73-61.
As they rank at 434th in terms of possessions per game, North Dakota State enters the contest aiming to control the tempo of the game. Even though they tend to play the game slowly, the Bisons are scoring 74.8 points per game, which is close to the NCAA average. They have made 37.33% of their shots from beyond the arc thus far, and 35.8% of those attempts have been successful.
With 16.07 points per game entering today’s game, Grant Nelson is the Bison’s top scorer. Nelson has been essential to the team’s scoring attempts in addition to being the leading rebounder for North Dakota State with 7.86 boards per game. The club has benefited from Boden Skunberg’s outstanding play, who is the league’s second-leading scorer with 12.81 points per game.
Meanwhile, Denver will be hoping that their offense performs better in today’s game. At 70.5 points per game, the Pioneers now have the 223rd-best ranking. They frequently run the time on offense, which accounts in large part for their poor scoring totals. They are now the 407th-ranked club in terms of pace this year. Denver’s percentage of 3-pointers made (36.8%) is about the same as the NCAA average.
Denver will be relying on Tommy Bruner, the team’s top scorer who is averaging 16.89 points per game for the Pioneers, to put up another solid effort. Bruner is crucial to the group’s ability to score outside the arc. He has made the most 3-pointers thus far in the team.
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North Dakota State Bison vs Denver Pioneers Game Information
- Date: 01/12/2023
- Time: 09:00 PM ET
- Location: Hamilton Gymnasium, Denver, OK.
- How to Watch North Dakota State vs Denver : ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com
North Dakota State vs Denver Betting Lines
North Dakota State is -115 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $87.On the other side, Denver is -105 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $95.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has North Dakota State at a 53.49% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Denver has 51.22% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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