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North Dakota vs South Dakota State 1/7/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

South Dakota State Jackrabbits (7-9) vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks (6-9)
January 7, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Dakota Fighting Hawks +5 / South Dakota State Jackrabbits -5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and North Dakota Fighting Hawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look for their eighth win. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks look for their seventh win.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 68.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 45 percent shooting. Zeke Mayo is averaging 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds, while William Kyle III is averaging 9.8 points and 4 rebounds. Alex Arians is dishing 2.8 assists and Charlie Easley is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are averaging 68.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. BJ Omot is averaging 11.4 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Matt Norman is averaging 7.6 points and 1.1 assists. Tsotne Tsartsidze is dishing 1.3 assists and Treysen Eaglestaff is dishing 1.2 assists. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.

The Jackrabbits are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Fighting Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in Jackrabbits last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Fighting Hawks last 5 home games. The home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are probably the better team on paper, but the bottom line is neither of these teams are good, and I’m not excited to lay chalk. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are at least at home here, and they win at home by an average of 5.2 points. This is also a rivalry game and home court and points can be key. Give me the Fighting Hawks.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: North Dakota Fighting Hawks +5

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