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North Dakota State Bison vs Marquette Golden Eagles 12/20/2019 Odds, Picks and Game Analysis

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North Dakota State Bison vs Marquette Golden Eagles 12-20-2019 Odds Picks and Game Analysis

North Dakota State Bison vs Marquette Golden Eagles 12/20/2019 – Both teams are entering this game with a three-game winning streak. The only one will carry on the momentum and another will be halted. The Marquette Golden Eagles will play host to the North Dakota State Bison at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this Friday, December 20 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time. TV rights are granted to Fox Sports 1 while streaming is available at SofaScore. How To Bet On Basketball Games see the Golden Eagles taking this victory over the Bisons.

North Dakota State Bison vs Marquette Golden Eagles 12/20/2019

When: Friday, December 20, 9:00 PM
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV: FOX Sports 1
Stream: Sofascore

North Dakota State Bison vs Marquette Golden Eagles 12/20/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
North Dakota State +13.5 (-110) 139 o (-110) +955
Marquette -13.5 (-110) 139 u (-110) -1280
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North Dakota State Bison

North Dakota State Bison stands at 8-4 record and it is tricky to forecast this team who seems to have good results in both at home and on the road. Nonetheless, this is a team that should not be underestimated. Vinnie Shahid is the team’s best reliable scorer with 157 points per game to go with 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals. His only downside is his field goal percentage which only does 40%. The team’s best inside player is Tyson Ward who does, 12.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per night. If the Bison wants to get close with Marquette, they need players like Rocky Kreuser, Cameron Hunter and Sam Griesel to step up and be more efficient players.

Players to watch:

V. Shahid G (12 GP 31.3 MIN 15.7 PTS 3.4 REB 2.4 AST 1.5 STL 0 BLK 2.6 TO 40.4 FG% 80 FT% 31.3 3P%), T. Ward G (12 GP 28.7 MIN 12.7 PTS 7.6 REB 2.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 2 TO 44.1 FG% 79.4 FT% 18.2 3P%), R. Kreuser F (10 GP 25.7 MIN 9.2 PTS 6.4 REB 0.9 AST 0.2 STL 0.7 BLK 1.4 TO 43.2 FG% 68.4 FT% 35.7 3P%).

Marquette Golden Eagles

NBA draft prospect Markus Howard has been the team’s scoring machine. He does 25.2 points per game and shot 46.8% from the three-point arc and it is better than his field goal percentage at 42%. The Golden Eagles will ride Howard’s lead and other players have stepped up as well with Sacar Anim and Koby McEwen each doing double-digit scoring per game. The only downside for the Golden Eagles is their weakness in rebounding and lack of interior defense. Their best rim protector is Theo John doing 2 swats per game but he is a liability on offense. This should be Marquette’s game too and unless Howard had an off-night at home, North Dakota does not stand a chance.

Players to watch:

M. Howard G (9 GP 30.6 MIN 25.2 PTS 2.8 REB 2.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 3.4 TO 42 FG% 83.3 FT% 46.8 3P%), S. Anim G (10 GP 30.6 MIN 12.5 PTS 3.8 REB 1.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2.6 TO 46.5 FG% 63 FT% 45.2 3P%), K. McEwen G (10 GP 28.8 MIN 10 PTS 5.1 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 0 BLK 2.9 TO 32.1 FG% 92.1 FT% 34.9 3P%).

North Dakota State Bison vs Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Predictions

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North Dakota State Bison

Bison is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of North Dakota State’s last 12 games.
Bison is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of North Dakota State’s last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Dakota State’s last 8 games this season.

Marquette Golden Eagles

Eagles are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Marquette’s last 18 games.
Marquette is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Eagles are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Marquette is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.

North Dakota State Bison vs Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Picks

North Dakota is predicted to win with double-digit margins according to NCAA Basketball Betting. Markus Howard should be putting a show for the home team with not much resistance on the opponent’s end. There is just too much talent for North Dakota to handle and they would need to play a perfect game against the Golden Eagles to keep it close.

Moneyline: The Golden Eagles are the overwhelming favorites and are at -1280 on the ML. North Dakota is at +955.

Spread: Marquette is the heavy favorites with -13.5 points across the spread while the Bisons are on the other end of the stick at +13.5.

Total: At the end of the game, it is forecasted that the teams will be at the 139 point total with Marquette going under. 

Score Prediction: 77-62, Golden Eagles win.