Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/10/13
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (4-6) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Williams Arena)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits face off on Wednesday in Minnesota in college basketball action.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are off to a 8-2 start to the season with both of their losses coming in tournament action. Minnesota is 6-0 thus far this season at home and they have played the 157th ranked schedule. Andre Hollins is averaging 16.6 points to lead the Golden Gophers. Austin Hollins is averaging 13.2 points and 6.7 rebounds, Deandre Mathieu is averaging 10.1 points and 5.2 assists, and Malik Smith is averaging 9.4 points. Minnesota is averaging 77.4 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Minnesota opens their Big Ten schedule on January 2nd against Michigan.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 4-6 for the season and they are 0-4 on the road thus far. SDSU ended a two game losing streak with a 26-point win in their last game. Jordan Dykstra leads the Jackrabbits averaging 17.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Brayden Carlson is averaging 12.3 points, Cody Larson is averaging 12.2 points and 7.4 rebounds, and Chad White is averaging 10.5 points. South Dakota State is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.5 points and their opponents are shooting 45.6 percent. The Jackrabbits haven’t beaten a team with a RPI better than 200.
Minnesota is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing home record. South Dakota State is 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 non-conference games, 0-6 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 0-7 against the spread in their last seven games.
This is one of the biggest lines of the night and for good reason as I see the Golden Gophers burying the Jackrabbits here.
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