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Kansas City vs North Dakota State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Roos vs Bison Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Kansas City Roos at North Dakota State Bison
  • Where: Fargo at Scheels Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Kansas City +5, UMKC +176 | NDKST -218 O/U 133.5

Roos Preview:

The Kansas City Roos head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 7-13. On the road, the Roos will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 2-9. So far, the Roos have been the underdog 12 times, going 4-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.

Kansas City will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer RayQuawndis Mitchell who is averaging 18.6 points per game for the Roos. Mitchell is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Roos’ offensive game plan is the play of Shemarri Allen who has hit 43.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.45 points per game.

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On offense, Kansas City comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 162nd in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Roos’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.5 points per game. So far, 36.16% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 37.5%.

Bison Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Kansas City, the North Dakota State Bison will be taking the floor for the 21st time this season and have an overall record of 8-12. So far this season, North Dakota State has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-4. The Bison’s are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, North Dakota State has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1.

Grant Nelson comes into today’s game as the Bison’s leading scorer at 16.0 points per contest. Not only has Nelson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is North Dakota State’s top rebounder at 7.88 boards per contest. Behind Nelson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Boden Skunberg, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.68 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.8% of his shots and is adding 4.74 boards per game.

On offense, North Dakota State comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 434th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Bison’s are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. So far, 37.33% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.

Free Spread Prediction: Kansas City Roos +5

Heading into this matchup between the North Dakota State Bison and Kansas City Roos we have a strong lean on taking the points with Kansas City at +5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Kansas City to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Kansas City Roos at +5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.

 


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