South Dakota vs. South Dakota State - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (15-5) at South Dakota Coyotes (10-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm (DakotaDome)
The Line: South Dakota Coyotes +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MDCO SN; ESPN College Extra
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits will travel to The DakotaDome to take on the South Dakota Coyotes this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits improved to 15-5 (4-2 Summit) on the season after defeating the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, 86-74, this past Thursday. South Dakota State was able to get out to a 33-25 lead at halftime and extended the lead to a 63-48 margin midway through the 2nd half and cruised to victory. South Dakota State shot 51.5% from the field and 43.8% (7-16) from beyond the arc. The Jackrabbits allowed the Golden Eagles to shoot 48.1% from the field and outrebounded Oral Roberts by a 36-26 margin. Leading the way for South Dakota State was George Marshall who had 18 points and 5 rebounds. On the season, the Jackrabbits have been led by Deondre Parks (16.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.4 apg), George Marshall (14.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.6 apg), and Mike Daum (12.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg). Offensviely, South Dakota State is averaging 76.2 ppg on 44.3% shooting from the field and 35.2% shooting from beyond the arc. The Jackrabbits average 7.5 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.94. Defensively, South Dakota State is holding their opponents to an average of 67.2 ppg on 40.6% shooting. The Jackrabbits have a rebound margin of 4.8 and a turnover margin of 1.3.
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The South Dakota Coyotes snapped their three game losing streak and improved to 10-10 (2-4 Summit) on the season after defeating the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 76-67, this past Wednesday. South Dakota used a big 2nd half in which they outscored the Leathernecks by a 44-30 margin to overcome a 5-point halftime deficit in the victory. South Dakota shot 48.2% from the field and 50.0% (9-18) from beyond the arc. The Coyotes allowed the Leathernecks to shoot 44.9% from the field and won the turnover battle by a 16-3 margin. Leading the way for South Dakota was Casey Kasperbauer who had 26 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists. On the season, the Coyotes have been led by Casey Kasperbauer (14.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.3 apg), Tre Burnette (13.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.6 apg), and Shy McClelland (11.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.8 apg). Offensively, South Dakota is averaging 76.8 ppg on 47.2% shooting from the field and 33.8% shooting from beyond the arc. The Coyotes average 7.0 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.36. Defensively, South Dakota is allowing their opponents to average 79.5 ppg on 45.3% shooting. The Coyotes have a rebound margin of -4.6 and a turnover margin of 1.9.
The Jackrabbits are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games however, just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. Under is 4-0 in Coyotes last 4 games.
South Dakota State was able to pick up their first road win in conference play over Oral Roberts after losing their two road games against IUPU and North Dakota State. South Dakota almost pulled up a solid upset after losing 66-65 at North Dakota State recently but was able to follow up that performance with a strong performance at home against Western Illinois. South Dakota State is one of the favorites in the Summit League this season with a solid backcourt duo of George Marshall and Deondre Parks, however, South Dakota is a solid offensive team that ranks 41st in the country in FG% and 29th in 3P FG%, and I think they’ll be able to put up enough points against the Jackrabbits on the their home court to cover with the points.