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North Dakota Fighting Hawks @ UMKC Roos

Current Records: North Dakota 8-10, UMKC 7-11

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North Dakota and UMKC are an even 3-3 against one another since January of 2021, but not for long. Both teams will face off in a Summit battle at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Swinney Recreation Center. North Dakota is limping into the contest on a six-game losing streak.

Last Thursday, the Fighting Hawks lost to the Mavericks on the road by a decisive 79-61 margin.

Meanwhile, UMKC fought the good fight in their overtime game against N. Dak. State on Thursday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result. They were just a bucket shy of victory and fell 92-91 to the Bison. It was the first time this season that UMKC let down their fans at home.

The Fighting Hawks have traveled a rocky road recently, as they've lost nine of their last 11 games, which put a noticeable dent in their 8-10 record this season. As for the Roos, their loss ended a six-game streak of wins at home and dropped them to 7-11.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: North Dakota have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 36.2 rebounds per game. However, it's not like UMKC struggles in that department as they've been averaging 39.3 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

North Dakota is hoping to beat the odds on Saturday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. Neither team has fared well against the spread this season; they is 5-10, while UMKC is 4-11.

Odds

UMKC is a 4-point favorite against North Dakota, 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 4-point spread, and stayed right there.


The over/under is set at 141 points.

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Series History

UMKC and North Dakota both have 3 wins in their last 6 games.

  • Feb 18, 2023 - North Dakota 81 vs. UMKC 73
  • Jan 19, 2023 - North Dakota 77 vs. UMKC 60
  • Feb 17, 2022 - UMKC 80 vs. North Dakota 65
  • Jan 22, 2022 - UMKC 79 vs. North Dakota 74
  • Jan 03, 2021 - UMKC 77 vs. North Dakota 53
  • Jan 02, 2021 - North Dakota 52 vs. UMKC 45