North Dakota State Bison (14-7) vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (18-4)
January 29, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -11.5 ; Over/Under: 156.5
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The North Dakota State Bison and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet Saturday in college basketball action from Frost Arena. North Dakota State is coming off a Thursday matchup versus South Dakota. In that one, the Bison got a 12-point win. As for South Dakota State, they played North Dakota in their Thursday game. The Jackrabbits ended up winning in a blowout. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
North Dakota State posted an 11-5 run over their first 16 games this year, losing to UNLV, Arizona, Creighton, Montana State and South Dakota State. After losses to Western Illinois and UMKC, the Bison beat Oral Roberts and St. Thomas MN.
In the Thursday matchup versus South Dakota, North Dakota State played a tight game the whole way and needed overtime to secure a 74-62 victory. Leading the way was Sam Griesel with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Over on the South Dakota State side, they managed a 9-4 run over their first 13 games this year. The Jackrabbits then hit a winning streak over UMKC, Oral Roberts, North Dakota State, South Dakota, Omaha, Denver, St. Thomas MN and Western Illinois.
Matched up against North Dakota on Thursday, the Jackrabbits got off to a 41-21 halftime lead. South Dakota State poured in 55 second-half points in a 96-61 blowout win. Doug Wilson led the way on 23 points and six rebounds in just 19 minutes of work.
The Jackrabbits are 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 Saturday games. The over is 24-11 in South Dakota State’s last 35 overall.
Meanwhile, the Bison are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 after an ATS win and 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight Saturday games. The over is 8-3 in North Dakota State’s last 11 Saturday games.
PICK: I’m going to stay with South Dakota State. The last time these teams met up back on December 30, the Jackrabbits managed a 90-86 home win. South Dakota State shot a scorching 60.3 percent from the field, and won the rebounding battle 27-22. The Bison hit 56.1 percent of their shots as well, so it was quite the shootout.
South Dakota State has hit 92 or more points in three straight games. The Bison haven’t slouched themselves, either; they’ve hit 72 or more in three straight. This matchup should be another fun, high-scoring affair, and I like the Jackrabbits to power out the cover.