South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State - 3/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota State Bison (15-16) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (26-6)
College Basketball: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Denny Sanford Premier Center)
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Dakota St Bison and South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet Monday in the college basketball Summit Tournament semifinals at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
The North Dakota St Bison look for another victory after beating Fort Wayne on Sunday. The North Dakota St Bison are averaging 74.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Paul Miller is averaging 19.4 points and 3.6 assists while Tyson Ward is averaging 11.6 points and six rebounds. A.J. Jacobson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Cameron Hunter is dishing 2.3 assists. The North Dakota St Bison are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota St Bison are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The North Dakota St Bison are 2-0 on neutral sites this season.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look for another victory after beating Western Illinois on Saturday. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 85.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Mike Daum is averaging 23.9 points and 10.3 rebounds while David Jenkins Jr. is averaging 15.5 points and 1.6 assists. Reed Tellinghuisen is the third double-digit scorer and Tevin King is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have won three of their last five neutral site games.
The Bison are 21-9 ATS in their last 30 neutral site games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Summit and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Jackrabbits are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. Summit and 27-11 ATS in their last 38 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have won both meetings this season against the North Dakota St Bison, and they have a nice little rest advantage heading into this game. While North Dakota State has been struggling down the stretch, South Dakota State is outscoring teams by over nine points in its last five games and continue to score points by the boatload. I'll take the Jackrabbits by double digits.