North Dakota State @ Arizona
Current Records: North Dakota State 2-1; Arizona 2-0
What to Know
The Arizona Wildcats’ homestand continues as they prepare to take on the North Dakota State Bison at 9 p.m. ET Nov. 16 at McKale Memorial Center. The Wildcats will be strutting in after a win while North Dakota State will be stumbling in from a loss.
Arizona simply couldn’t be stopped this past Friday, as they easily beat the UTRGV Vaqueros at home 104-50. Arizona’s center Christian Koloko was one of the most active players for the team, dropping a double-double on 18 points and 11 boards in addition to five blocks.
Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for North Dakota State as they fell 64-62 to the UNLV Rebels on Monday. Rocky Kreuser (17 points) was the top scorer for North Dakota State.
Arizona is the favorite in this one, with an expected 15.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (2-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.
The Wildcats are now a perfect 2-0 while the Bison sit at 2-1. A couple last-season defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Arizona have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 28.30%, which places them second in college basketball. As for North Dakota State, they come into the game boasting the 31st fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 67.7.
How To Watch
When: Tuesday at 9 p.m. ETWhere: McKale Memorial Center — Tucson, ArizonaTV: Pac-12 NetworksFollow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $6.00
The Wildcats are a big 15.5-point favorite against the Bison, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 15.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Arizona won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
Dec 18, 2017 – Arizona 83 vs. North Dakota State 53