South Dakota State vs. Middle Tennessee - 12/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-3) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (10-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Sanford Pentagon)
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 10-3 this season but they have lost two of their last three games. South Dakota State is averaging 65.3 points and they are shooting 39.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 46.9 percent. Deondre Parks leads South Dakota State averaging 17.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Mike Daum is averaging 11.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, Jake Bittle is averaging 11.4 points, and Reed Tellinghuisen is averaging 10.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. South Dakota State has been solid this season but their defense has hurt them of late.
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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 7-3 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a three game winning streak. Middle Tennessee State is averaging 70.2 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Giddy Potts leads MTSU averaging 14.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Darnell Harris is averaging 12.7 points and 5.4 rebounds, Reggie Upshaw is averaging 12.3 points and 8.0 rebounds, and Perrin Buford is averaging 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. Every player on Middle Tennessee State contributes by pounding the boards.
South Dakota State is 5-0 against the spread following a loss, 8-1 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record, and 13-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Middle Tennessee State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 15-36 against the spread in their last 51 road games.
I have been on South Dakota State plenty this season but going to take the points with MTSU here.