North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs. UNI Panthers Free Prediction 12/22/18

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The UNI Panthers (4-7) will be at home in the McLeod Center when they take on the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (6-6). Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

North Dakota Fighting Hawks at UNI Panthers ATS Odds

Both teams dismantled their last opponent. The Panthers defeated the Bemidji State Beavers 97-51, while the Fighting Hawks beat the Northland LumberJacks 104-48.

North Dakota dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.308 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.646. Northland put up marks of 0.097 and 0.339, respectively, for those same stats. UNI, on the other hand, played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7 and a turnover percentage of 5.6. Bemidji State was 9.5 and 18.7, respectively, for those same stats. Wyatt Lohaus fueled UNI with 19 points. Meanwhile, Aanen Moody played well for North Dakota, finishing with 20 points.

The offense of UNI will go head-to-head against the top-notch defense of North Dakota. The Panthers rank 313th in offensive efficiency, while the Fighting Hawks are 89th in defensive efficiency. The Fighting Hawks figure to have the edge on that side of the ball. Additionally, the Fighting Hawks, who rank 273rd in offensive rebounding percentage (25.9 percent), might struggle to get second chance points against the Panthers, who rank 36th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.3 percent).

North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs. UNI Panthers ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – UNI, ATS Winner – UNI, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • North Dakota averages 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 93rd in the NCAA. UNI ranks 135th in steals allowed per game (7.2).
  • The Fighting Hawks average 35.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 136th in the NCAA. The Panthers rank 148th in rebounds allowed per game (35.6).
  • UNI allows the 24th-fewest blocks per game (2.4) while North Dakota ranks 29th (2.5).
  • The Fighting Hawks rank 100th in assists per game (14.3) while the Panthers rank 137th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
  • North Dakota averages 20.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 178th in the NCAA. UNI ranks 204th in three pointers allowed per game (24.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Fighting Hawks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 21.6, up from 6.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 75.4 points per game (8.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (3.0 below their season average).