South Dakota State Jackrabbits (25-4) vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (18-9)
February 24, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles +3.5 ; Over/Under: 169
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action from Mabee Center. South Dakota State is currently 25-4 on the year so far. The Jackrabbits are coming off a win over St. Thomas MN. As for Oral Roberts, they’re sitting at 18-9 and beat North Dakota in their last game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
South Dakota State went 9-4 through their first 13 games this year. The Jackrabbits have been on an epic 14-game win streak since then; they haven’t lost since December 15. South Dakota State’s latest win came over St. Thomas MN this past weekend.
Matched up against St. Thomas MN on Saturday, the Jackrabbits went into halftime with a 39-30 edge. South Dakota State added 40 more points in a 79-60 win. Baylor Scheierman led the team on his 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Over on the Oral Roberts side, they opened the year at a choppy 7-6 but they’ve only lost three games since December 22. The Eagles are 3-1 in their last four outings with wins over St. Thomas MN, Kansas City and North Dakota.
In the North Dakota game back on Saturday, the Eagles took a slim two-point lead into the break. Oral Roberts hit a 52-40 run in the second half for an 87-73 victory. Max Abmas topped the team on 18 points with five boards and three steals.
Oral Roberts is 1-4 ATS in the last five at home and 0-4 ATS in their last four Thursday games. The over is 5-2 in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Jackrabbits are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 4-0 ATS in their last four Thursday games. SD State is 38-15-1 ATS in their last 54 after an ATS loss.
PICK: I’m going to stay with South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits have had a couple of relative close calls during this 14-game win streak, but generally they’re beating teams convincingly these days. South Dakota State has scored 70 or more points in every one of those games as well. These teams last met up back on December 22 in an 82-76 Jackrabbits win. I like Oral Roberts to hang around for most of the game before South Dakota State powers out the late cover.