The North Dakota State Bison (8-7) visit the UMKC Kangaroos (3-7) in a matchup of Summit teams at Swinney Recreation Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, January 29, 2021. The Bison are 2-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The over/under in the matchup is 124.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 29, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Kangaroos (+2)

The line for this game set by DraftKings and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.1 points of each other).

Pick OU:
Over (124.5)

The model predicts a total 6.4 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Prediction: North Dakota State 66, UMKC 64

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Bison this season is 72.5 points, 9.5 more points than their implied total of 63 points in Friday’s game.
  • North Dakota State has scored more than its implied point total in this matchup (63) nine times this season.
  • The 71.2-point average implied total on the season for the Kangaroos is 10.2 more points than the team’s 61-point implied total in this matchup.
  • UMKC will try to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (61) for the seventh time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

North Dakota State and UMKC Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 2+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bison 10-5 5-3 7-8
Kangaroos 4-3-1 0-1 3-3-2

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

North Dakota State

Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/23/2021 Denver Win 84-58 1/24/2021 Oral Roberts Win 81-76
1/22/2021 Denver Win 70-58 1/23/2021 Oral Roberts Loss 60-58
1/16/2021 North Dakota Loss 82-78 1/9/2021 South Dakota Loss 68-62
1/15/2021 North Dakota Win 62-45 1/8/2021 South Dakota Loss 66-64
1/9/2021 Omaha Win 80-66 12/12/2020 Toledo Loss 64-57

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