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Valparaiso vs South Dakota State 11/25/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

South Dakota State Jackrabbits (2-3) vs. Valparaiso Beacons (2-3)
November 25, 2022 1:30 pm EDT
The Line: Valparaiso Beacons +8.5 / South Dakota State Jackrabbits -8.5; Over/Under: +148.5
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and Valparaiso Crusaders meet Friday in college basketball action at the Enmarket Arena. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look for their third win. The Valparaiso Crusaders look to get back to a .500 record. 

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 70.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Zeke Mayo is averaging 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, while Matt Dentlinger is averaging 11.4 points and 3 rebounds. Luke Appel is dishing 1.3 assists and Charlie Easley is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.6 rebounds per game.

The Valparaiso Crusaders are averaging 68.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Ben Krikke is averaging 23.8 points and 6 rebounds, while Kobe King is averaging 16.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Quinton Green is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Edwards is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Valparaiso Crusaders are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Valparaiso Crusaders are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game.

The Jackrabbits are 9-20 ATS in their last 29 Friday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Beacons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Jackrabbits last 8 overall. The over is 11-5 in Beacons last 16 overall.

The Valparaiso Crusaders have had issues against worse competition than this, but let’s not act like the South Dakota State Jackrabbits are world beaters. The Jackrabbits have had issues defensively and are allowing teams to hang around a bit. I’ll take my chances with the Crusaders and free buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Valparaiso Beacons +8.5
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