Minnesota vs. South Dakota State - 12/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (7-1) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Williams Arena)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers 0 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-3 this season and they are coming off of a loss in overtime to South Dakota. Minnesota is averaging 77.2 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Joey King leads the Golden Gophers averaging 17.1 points per game. Nate Mason is averaging 12.8 points, Carlos Morris is averaging 10.8 points, and Jordan Murphy is averaging 10.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. Minnesota is still looking to find some consistency.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 7-1 this season and they bounced back from their first loss of the season with a win last time out. South Dakota State is averaging 79.6 points and they are shooting 47.9 percent from the floor while defensively they allowing 63.1 points and their opponents are shooting 36.4 percent. Deondre Parks leads SDSU averaging 16.3 points and 5.0 rebounds. George Marshall is averaging 12.9 points, Mike Daum is averaging 12.4 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Jake Bittle is averaging 10.6 points. South Dakota State plays hard and can play with just about anyone.
Minnesota is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 5-2 against the spread at home against a team with a winning record. South Dakota State is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, 12-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games.
The total in this one seems to be on the high side so my free pick is going to be under 152.5.