South Dakota State vs. Western Illinois - 3/7/15 Summit Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Illinois Leathernecks (8-19) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (21-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Illinois Lumberjacks and South Dakota State Jackrabbits play in the Summit quarterfinal.
The Western Illinois Lumberjacks look for a win after losing their last eight games. On the season, Western Illinois is averaging 61.3 points on 39.2 percent shooting and is allowing 71.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Garret Covington is averaging 15.6 points and 2.4 assists while J.C. Fuller is averaging 11.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. Jabari Sandifer is dishing 4.3 assists and Mohammed Conde is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Western Illinois Lumberjacks have four players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 69.2 percent from the line and 35.3 percent from deep. Defensively, WIU is allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in six of its last seven games.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look to stay hot after winning four of their last five. On the season, South Dakota State is averaging 71.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 65.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Cody Larson is averaging 14.3 points and 7.4 rebounds while Deondre Parks is averaging 14 points and 1.9 assists. Jake Bittle is dishing 2.8 assists and George Marshall is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have four double-digit scorers and they’re shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 37.7 percent from deep. Defensively, SDSU is allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 77 or more points in three of its last six games.
The Leathernecks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. The Jackrabbits are 40-18 ATS in their last 58 vs. Summit and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Leathernecks are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
South Dakota State is the best team in the Summit and not only wins games outright, but has covered 40 of its last 58 games in league play. Um, yeah, I'll have some of that.