Colorado State vs. South Dakota State - 3/18/15 NIT Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (23-10) at Colorado State Rams (27-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moby Arena)
The Line: Colorado State Rams -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and Colorado State Rams play in the NIT at the Moby Arena.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look to bounce back after falling just short in the Summit Championship. On the season, SDSU is averaging 72 points on 44.8 percent shooting and is allowing 64.9 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Deondre Parks is averaging 14.1 points and 3.9 rebounds while Cody Larson is averaging 14 points and 7.1 rebounds. George Marshall is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Bittle is dishing 2.7 assists. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have five players averaging at least 8.4 points, and they’re shooting 70.9 percent from the line and 37.8 percent from deep. Defensively, SDSU is allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in six of its last eight games.
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The Colorado State Rams look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven. On the season, CSU is averaging 71.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 63.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting. J.J. Avila is averaging 16.6 points and 7.3 rebounds while Stanton Kidd is averaging 11.5 points and five rebounds. Daniel Bejarano is the third double-digit scorer and John Gillon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Colorado State Rams have six players averaging at least 8.1 points, and they’re shooting 67.9 percent from the line and 35.5 percent from deep. Defensively, CSU is allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in five of its last six games.
The Jackrabbits are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
CSU made it very clear that it is upset its not in the big dance. I don't like those vibes. South Dakota State can play some ball on both ends of the court and is probably more motivated to be here than the Rams. I'll take the points here.