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South Dakota State vs North Dakota State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/6/23

North Dakota State Bison (14-16) vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (19-12)
March 6, 2023 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -2.5 / North Dakota State Bison +2.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The North Dakota State Bison and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet in college basketball action from the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Monday night as part of the Summit League conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


South Dakota State is listed as a 2.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 142.5 points.


North Dakota State has a clean injury report coming into this game while Luke Appel is the lone injury listed on South Dakota State’s injury report.

Matchup History

South Dakota State’s 90-85 win over North Dakota State back on February 4th, 2023, made it four wins in the last five meetings between these two teams for the Jackrabbits.


North Dakota State is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Monday games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. South Dakota State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.


I’m leaning towards the Bison here. I’m not necessarily running to the window to bet this thing, but this should still be a great game. Now South Dakota State does have past experience running through the Summit League, but I have to emphasize past as a lot of the top dogs from those Jackrabbit teams are gone. North Dakota State was just as hot down the stretch and these two teams split the two meetings in the regular season, with North Dakota State getting the cover in both. I’ll lean towards the Bison and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: North Dakota State +2.5

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