Idaho vs. South Dakota State - 11/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (1-3) at Idaho Vandals (2-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Memorial Gym)
The Line: Idaho Vandals -4 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
The Idaho Vandals and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits face off on Monday in college basketball action.
The Idaho Vandals are 2-1 this season and they are coming off of a win over Arkansas-Little Rock. Idaho is averaging 69.5 points per game and they are shooting 41 percent from the floor including 30 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 37.7 percent. Victor Sanders leads the Vandals averaging 16.5 points and 17.5 minutes per game. Brayon Blake is averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds for Idaho, Perrion Callandret is averaging 8 points, and Arkadly Mkrtchyan is averaging 7.5 point and 6 rebounds. Idaho doesn’t seem to have a ton of depth on this year’s team.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are off to a 1-3 start to the season with all of their losses happening on the road. South Dakota State is averaging 64.5 points per game and they are shooting 33.5 percent from the floor and 25.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 76 points and their opponents are shooting 46 percent. Mike Daum leads the Jackrabbits averaging 17.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Redd Tellinghuisen is averaging 10.5 points and 5.8 rebounds for South Dakota State, Tevin King is averaging 7.3 points, and Chris Howell is averaging 7 points. South Dakota State doesn’t look much like the team we saw last year in the NCAA Tournament.
Idaho is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 home games, 4-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, and 3-9 against the spread against a team with a losing record. South Dakota State is 9-2 against the spread following a loss, 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 road games, and 1-5 against the spread against the Big Sky.
South Dakota State is struggling and I look for Idaho to have their way in this one and get the win and the cover.