Illinois State vs. South Dakota State 11/19/15 - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (2-0) at Illinois State Redbirds (1-1)
NCAAB Basketball: Thursday, November 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Illinois State Redbirds -4 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
The Illinois State Redbirds and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits face off on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Illinois State Redbirds are 1-1 this season losing to San Diego State and bouncing back to beat Morehead State. Illinois State is averaging 63.5 points per game while shooting 39.3 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively allowing 68.5 points and their opponents shoot 44.3 percent against them. DeVaug Akoon-Purcell leads ISU averaging 16.5 points per game. Deonte Hawkins is averaging 11.5 points, Pars Lee is averaging 9.5 points, and Roland Griffin is averaging 8.5 points. Illinois State is shooting just 60 percent from the free throw line.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 2-0 this season after knocking off Chadron State and Weber State. South Dakota State is averaging 86 points and hey are shooting 52 percent from the floor including 37.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 60 points and their opponents shoot 38.6 percent. Jake Bittle leads SDSU averaging 16.5 points per game. Deondre Parks is averaging 16 points, Mike Daum is averaging 12.5 points, and George Marshall is averaging 12 points. South Dakota State doesn’t have a tom of depth but their top level guys can play.
Illinois State is 4-1 against the spread following a game that hey didn’t cover the point spread, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games. South Dakota State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, 13-5 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread.
I can see enough scoring in this one to go over the total and the over at 146 is my free pick.