Handicapping The FCS National Championship – NDSU vs. SDSU

  • NDSU and SDSU will meet in the FCS National Championship on Jan. 8, 2023.
  • SDSU has beaten NDSU once this season, and is on a three-game winning streak against them.
  • NDSU has won nine of the last 11 FCS Championships – and covered the spread in theri last five.

FRISCO, Texas - The FCS National Championship will be fought between North Dakota State and South Dakota State on Jan. 8, 2022.

The North Dakota State Bison enter this matchup as an underdog, with a 12-2 record. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are favored, at 13-1.

South Dakota State is one of those two losses that NDSU has taken this season, and the online sportsbooks expect that to repeat in the FCS National Championship.

FCS National Championship – SDSU vs. NDSU Odds

  • NDSU +5.5 -110
  • SDSU -5.5 -110

SDSU enters this game on a three-game winning streak against NDSU. However, in a historical sense, NDSU has been the more dominant team.

NDSU has won a whopping nine of the last eleven FCS Championships – but their reign may end here.

Both of these teams have notable losses to FBS teams. SDSU lost to Iowa in the season opener, 7-3, while NDSU lost to Arizona, 31-28.

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Handicapping this matchup depends on whether a college football betting fan values the underdog with pedigree or the favorite with recent head-to-head wins.

Three head-to-head wins in a row is nothing to scoff at, but neither is nine championships in the last 11 years – something SDSU has not even been close to.

There’s one other important trend for bettors to know in this game – NDSU has covered the spread in all five of their last FCS Championship Game appearances.

FCS Championship – NDSU vs. SDSU Game Information

  • Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX

Who will win? SDSU/NDSU