North Dakota @ Incarnate Word
What to Know
The Incarnate Word Cardinals and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks will face off at 8:30 p.m. ET November 7th at Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center to kick off their 2022 seasons. Returning after a rocky 7-25 season, Incarnate Word is aiming to prove that the past does not define them. Likewise, coming off of an uninspired 6-25 last-season record, North Dakota has set their aspirations higher this year.
Two last-season defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Cardinals allowed their opponents to shoot an average of 49.60% from the floor, which was the 355th highest shooting percentage allowed (top 102%) in college basketball. North Dakotas had an even harder time: theys allowed their opponents to shoot an average of 48.80% from the floor, which was the 353rd highest shooting percentage allowed (top 102%) in college basketball. The good news? The teams might be seeing more of their shots fall.
The neutral point spread forecasts a close one for these two. We'll see if the game is as close as the oddsmakers expect or if one of these teams has a surprise blowout in them.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 8:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center -- San Antonio, Texas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Fighting Hawks are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Cardinals, 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 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.