South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Denver Pioneers - 1/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Pioneers (8-5) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (11-3)
College Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Frost Arena)
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -14 -- Over/Under: 133 See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the Denver Pioneers face off on Friday in college basketball action.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 11-3 this season but they are just 2-2 in their last four games. South Dakota State is averaging 77.9 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Deondre Parks leads the Jackrabbits with 17.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Mike Daum is averaging 11.7 points and 5.1 rebounds, Jake Bittle is averaging 11.4 points, and Reed Tellinghulsen is averaging 10 points and 5.9 rebounds. South Dakota State seems to be missing George Marshall who is their second leading scorer.
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The Denver Pioneers are 8-5 this season and they have lost their last two games. Denver is averaging 65.4 points and they are shooting 47.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Nate Engesser leads the Pioneers averaging 14.1 points per game. Joe Rosga is averaging 11 points, Bryant Rucker is averaging 8.5 points, and Marcus Byrd is averaging 8.4 points. Denver has lost just one road game this season.
South Dakota State is 6-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread 24-10 against the spread in their last 34 games, and 38-18-1 against the spread in their last 58 home games. Denver is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 20-45-1 against the spread in road games against a team with a winning home record.
South Dakota State is much the best here but this is a huge number so I will be treading lightly.