North Dakota State Bison (23-9) vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (29-4)
March 8, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -6 / North Dakota State Bison +6; Over/Under: -
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The North Dakota State Bison and South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet Tuesday in the college basketball Summit League Final at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. The North Dakota State Bison look for a win after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look to build on their 20-game winning streak.
The North Dakota State Bison are averaging 74.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 42 percent shooting. Rocky Kreuser is averaging 16 points and 7.9 rebounds, while Sam Griesel is averaging 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Grant Nelson is the third double-digit scorer and Tyree Eady is grabbing 5 rebounds. The North Dakota State Bison are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota State Bison are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 87.2 points on 52.7 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Baylor Scheierman is averaging 16.3 points and 8 rebounds, while Douglas Wilson is averaging 16.2 points and 5.3 rebounds. Noah Freidel is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Appel is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 45.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The Bison are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jackrabbits are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 Tuesday games. The over is 5-0 in Bison last 5 neutral site games. The over is 7-2 in Jackrabbits last 9 neutral site games. The underdog is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
You can make a case for either side here, but it’s fair to say the South Dakota State Jackrabbits are the better team and in better form overall. The Jackrabbits won both meetings against the Bison this season, and they’re far and away the more trustworthy team, mainly on the offensive side. The North Dakota State Bison struggle in the underdog role, where they lose by an average of 11.6 points. The line is reasonable. Give me the Jackrabbits.