South Dakota State vs. UC Irvine - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (2-2) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (1-4)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Sanford Pentagon)
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits +2 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the UC Irvine Anteaters face off on Friday in college basketball action.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 1-4 this season and so far, they look nothing like the team that went to the NCAA Tournament last season. South Dakota State is averaging 66.8 points per game and they are shooting 33.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82 points and their opponents are shooting 47.6 percent. Mike Daum leads the Jackrabbits averaging 18.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Redd Tellinghuisen is averaging 11.4 points and 5 rebounds, A.J. Hess is averaging 8.4 points, and Tevin King I averaging 6.8 points. We have seen South Dakota State play better than they have been playing so far this season but this just doesn’t look like their year.
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The UC Irvine Anteaters are 2-2 this season with one of their wins coming over South Dakota State. UC Irvine is averaging 66.5 points per game and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor including 31.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points per game and their opponents are shooting 35.6 percent. Jaron Martin leads the Anteaters averaging 15.5 points per game. Ioannis Dimakopoulos is averaging 11.5 points for UCI, Max Hazzard is averaging 8.5 points, and Eyassu Worku is averaging 6 points. UC Irvine just doesn’t appear to have a lot of depth on the roster.
South Dakota State is 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 non-conference games, 1-4 agaisnt the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 9-3 against the spread following a loss. UC Irvine is 6-2 against the spread following a win, 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 non-conference games, and 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 road games.
I don’t like the way that South Dakota State is playing so I will lay the small number with UC Irvine.