Great Options for Player Betting NCAA Basketball Monday NightPosted by: Charlie Smith
Players betting NCAA basketball this Monday evening are presented with a great opportunity. This evening, a multitude of the nation’s top-ranked teams will be facing off against weaker opponents. Ultimately, this opens the door for bettor to take full advantage of the basketball teaser odds. Given that, sportsbook players could rack up some nice winnings by taking the right bet on some fairly predictable matchups. This includes this evening’s North Dakota State vs. Arizona contest. Let’s take a look at just how steep of odds the Wildcats are facing at home against the Bison.
North Dakota State vs. Arizona – Monday, December 18th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona
TV: Pac-12 Network
Stream: Watch ESPN
Betting NCAA Basketball Lines:
North Dakota State Bison +22½ (-110) 141 (-110) +2750
Arizona Wildcats -22½ (-110) 141 (-110) -6000
North Dakota State Bison
The State Bison have fought their way to a 5-5 record this season. At this point, North Dakota is sitting on a .500 record and it’s safe to say that the future doesn’t look bright. The odds online betting aren’t giving the away team much of a chance in this North Dakota State vs. Arizona matchup. However, given the predictability of this matchup, this is definitely one contest bettors are going to want to wager on. The Bison enter this evening’s pairing riding a 2-game winning streak. So, what kind of statistical chance does North Dakota have of keeping that streak alive against the nation’s 23rd best program?
All in all, the Bison don’t really have much for them going this evening. At least from a statistical point of view they don’t. North Dakota is currently averaging 71.8 points per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Comparatively, Arizona is draining 84.5 points per matchup and is shooting 52.4% from the field. Ultimately, only one of these two programs will be able to keep their win streak alive this weekend. And considering the aforementioned statistics, players betting NCAA basketball this evening should take the Wildcats over the Bison.
The Wildcats charge into this evening’s pairing flashing an 8-3 record. Arizona has had an alright season this year, with key wins over nationally ranked opponents that have helped them stay within the top-25. Furthermore, Arizona enters this contest against North Dakota State riding a 5-game winning streak. With this in mind, there’s no reason to pick the Bison over the Wildcats this evening. Instead, bettors can make some pretty confident bets on the home team.
Since the money line is so steep, there isn’t much value in taking the Wildcats this evening. Instead, bettors should consider both the spread and totals line. Arizona has a 4-7 record against the spread while the Bison are 3-3. All things considered, those records don’t invoke a whole lot of confidence. The totals line will be a much better option since the Wildcats are 8-3 against the over/under line this year. Additionally, since both teams have decent offenses, bettors are going to want to take over on this one.