Kansas City vs. South Dakota State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/30/23

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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the Kansas City Roos meet in college basketball action from the Swinney Recreation Center on Monday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Kansas City is listed as a 1.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 130.5 points.


For South Dakota State, Alex Arians is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury while Luke Appel is out indefinitely with a lower body injury. Kansas City doesn’t have any new announcements on the injury report at the time that this article was posted.

Matchup History

South Dakota State’s 86-75 win over Kansas City back on February 26th, 2022, made it 7 straight wins for the Jackrabbits in this matchup.


South Dakota State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 17-7 in their last 24 games overall. Kansas City is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following an ATS win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 home games against a team with a losing road record.


I’m leaning towards Kansas City at home. Not a game I’m rushing to bet because I do love me some South Dakota State hoops, but the Jackrabbits haven’t looked good in their last couple of road games and despite my not loving UMKC, the reality is the Roos have done their best at home and in a near pick’em, I have to side with the home court edge here. Give me KC.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Kansas City -1.5