Denver Pioneers vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (17-5) at Denver Pioneers (11-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Magness Arena)
The Line: Denver Pioneers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits will travel to play the Denver Pioneers in a Summit League game on Saturday.
The Denver Pioneers are 11-10 (3-5) and are coming off of a win against South Dakota by a score of 66-52. Denver has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently in 6th in the Summit League standings. Denver is averaging 64.7 points per game while giving up 65.1 points per game. Denver is also averaging 24.6 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. Nate Engesser is averaging 12.5 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game for Denver. Joe Rosga is averaging 12.2 points per game and 2.4 assists per game for the Pioneers. Denver is shooting 76.7% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 47.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 17-5 (6-2) and are coming off of a win against Omaha by a score of 87-76. South Dakota State has won 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 1st in the Summit League. South Dakota State is averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 68 points per game. South Dakota State is also averaging 38.6 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Deondre Parks is averaging 16.4 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for South Dakota State. Mike Daum is averaging 13.5 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Jackrabbits. South Dakota State is shooting 71.3% on free throws, 35.9% on three-pointers, and 44.9% on all field goal attempts.
South Dakota State defeated Denver on January 1st by a score of 68-59. South Dakota State led by 10 points at halftime and was able to maintain their lead in the second half. Marcus Byrd led Denver with 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Ian Theisen led SDSU with 11 points and 6 rebounds. South Dakota State out rebounded Denver by a total of 29-22 and added 14 assists in their win.
South Dakota State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. South Dakota State is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games. The over is 5-1 in South Dakota State’s last 6 games following an ATS win. Denver is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. Denver is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The under is 4-1 in Denver’s last 5 home games.
South Dakota State is one of the best teams in the Summit League, but is on the road in this game. Denver is not a high scoring team, while South Dakota State is averaging about 77 points per game. South Dakota State also has a big rebounding advantage in this game. I like South Dakota State to complete the season sweep here.