North Dakota State Bison vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Prediction, 5/2/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Dakota State Bison vs Sam Houston State Bearkats
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, TX
Odds/Point Spread: North Dakota State (-2.5)
Bowers Stadium is the site where and the Sam Houston State Bearkats (7-0) will play the North Dakota State Bison (7-2) on Sunday. Sam Houston State opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The total opens at 47.5.
In their last contest the Bison played the Eastern Washington Eagles and ended up getting the victory by a score of 42-20. Cam Miller went 6/11 with 50 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Dominic Gonnella paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 42 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for a total of 163 yards on 20 carries which meant he averaged 8.2 yards per carry. Christian Watson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 28 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 14.0 yards per reception for that game. The North Dakota State Bison rushed the ball a total of 57 times and added 422 yards which had them averaging 7.4 yards per rush. In the game, they finished with a total of 68 plays which added up to 472 yards. Overall, the Bison got 27 first downs and they had 2 infractions for 25 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, North Dakota State gave up 17 completions on 28 attempts for a total of 246 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. In the running game, the Bison gave up 64 yards on 31 attempts which is an average of 2.1 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 310 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
North Dakota State has amassed 240 total points and has tallied 31 TDs, while coming in with an average of 28:44 minutes of ball control per game. When it comes to scoring points, the North Dakota State Bison are sitting at 26.7 PPG. In terms of moving the sticks, North Dakota State has compiled 51 passing first downs and 104 first downs via the ground.
In their last outing the Bearkats played the Monmouth Hawks and won 21-15. Ramon Jefferson paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 56 yards and he tallied 2 TD's during the game. He scurried for 95 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he was running for 10.6 yards per run. Cody Chrest led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 67 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 8.4 yards per reception for that game. Eric Schmid went 12/24 with 133 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Sam Houston State Bearkats ran the ball a total of 21 times and racked up a total of 134 yards earning them an average of 6.4 yards per carry. In the game, the Bearkats earned a total of 9 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 90 yards. In the game, they finished with a total of 46 plays for a total of 267 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Sam Houston State gave up 29 catches on 46 tries for a total of 297 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. For the game, they gave up a total of 412 yards and earned 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Bearkats gave up 115 yards on 44 carries which is an average of 2.6 yards per attempt allowed.
Recording an average of 30:14 minutes per game of ball control, the Bearkats have amassed 32 touchdowns as well as 269 points this year. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Bearkats score 44.8 points per outing. They have earned 54 first downs via the rush and 77 first downs through the air over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Dakota State (-2.5)
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