North Dakota St. vs. Arizona Pick
Will No. 18 Arizona have enough to roll past North Dakota State when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Arizona is favored at home tonight, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -22.5 points against North Dakota State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 141.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona and will air on the Pac-12 Network.
Arizona is riding a five-game winning streak entering tonight. The Wildcats are now 8-3 on the season while posting a 4-6-1 record against the spread. Arizona is scoring 84.5 points per game while allowing just 73.8 per contest. Allonzo Trier is averaging 22.3 points per game to lead the Wildcats while Deandre Ayton adds 19.9 points and 12 rebounds per contest.
North Dakota State has won its last two games to get to 5-5 on the season. The Bison are 3-3 against the spread this season as well, covering in their last lined game. North Dakota State is averaging 68.5 points per game on offense while allowing just 69.4 per contest. Paul Miller is leading the team with 16 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while Tyson Ward is adding 10.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider for tonight. Arizona is averaging nearly 10 points more per game when at home and the Wildcats face a team that can’t average 70 points per contest. The North Dakota offense doesn’t have the weapons to keep pace with Arizona and the Bison’s defense should also be overwhelmed. The public betting is with Arizona tonight and I am as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA -22.5