Stephen Nover Free CBB Monday Play
(NCAAB) North Dakota State vs. Portland, 12/05/2022 10:00 PM, Score: 67 - 62
Point Spread: 16.00 | -118.00 North Dakota State (Away)
Result: Win
I see North Dakota State keeping this closer than the point spread indicates based on its size advantage and slowdown methods.

The Bison are 1-8. But they've played the 31st toughest schedule in the country. They covered large point spreads against Kansas and Arkansas. So they are battle tested. They were leading Eastern Washington with less than 10 minutes to go this past Saturday before losing, 78-70.

Portland is sloppy with the basketball averaging 13.1 turnovers per game. I don't see the Pilots getting real excited about this non-conference matchup having competed in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament during Thanksgiving Week where they played North Carolina, Villanova and Michigan State.

Bottom line: Too many points for Portland to be laying.