South Dakota State vs. Santa Barbara - 12/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Barbara Gauchos (2-4) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (8-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Frost Arena)
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos and South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet Sunday afternoon at the Frost Arena.
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos look for a nice victory after losing four of their last five games. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are averaging 64.2 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Michael Bryson is averaging 18 points and 3.4 assists while John Green is averaging 12.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Gabe Vincent is the third double-digit scorer and Sam Beeler is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. UC Santa Barbara is allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.3 turnovers per game. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos have split their last 10 road games.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look to build on their impressive 8-1 start to the year. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 79.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Deondre Parks is averaging 16.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while George Marshall is averaging 12.9 points and 2.9 assists. Jake Bittle is dishing 3.5 assists and Mike Daum is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. South Dakota State is allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.1 turnovers per game. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have not lost a home game since January of 2014.
The Gauchos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss. The Jackrabbits are 38-17-1 ATS in their last 56 home games and 38-18-1 ATS in their last 57 games overall.
South Dakota State has been a covering machine for years now and plays lights out basketball at home. Hard not to take the Jackrabbits by double digits in this game.