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South Dakota State vs Oral Roberts Prediction Basketball Picks 3-9-24

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (12-18) vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (18-12)
March 9, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -7.5; Over/Under: -
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet Saturday in Summit League Tournament college basketball action from Denny Sanford Premier Center. Let’s get into our Oral Roberts vs. South Dakota State prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles got off to a rocky 8-11 start this year, but did hit a three-game win streak in early February. Oral Roberts would hit the skids with losses to St. Thomas-MN, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, North Dakota, Omaha, South Dakota and Kansas City in the next seven outings, though.

In the Friday tournament matchup versus South Dakota, Oral Roberts got back into the win column. The Eagles were up 28-25 at the break and cruised from there on a 49-37 second-half run for a 77-62 victory. Issac McBride was the lead scorer on 23 points with seven assists.

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South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Over on the Jackrabbits’ side, they came into February with a loss to North Dakota State, leaving the team at 12-11. Since then South Dakota State is 7-1 with wins over South Dakota, Oral Roberts, Omaha, Denver, St. Thomas-MN, North Dakota and North Dakota State, though.

In their latest matchup on Saturday versus North Dakota State, the Jackrabbits came out of halftime with a 50-27 edge. South Dakota State cruised from there on a 34-28 second-half run for a 78-61 win. Zeke Mayo topped the team with his 19 points and five rebounds in the victory.


I’ll likely go with South Dakota State in this one. The Jackrabbits made short work of North Dakota State in their last game, shooting a nice 54.8 percent from the field with just five turnovers. South Dakota State is scoring well these days with 72 or more points in five straight games (all wins).

In the last meeting between these teams on February 10, South Dakota State took an 83-72 road win. Both squads shot well (over 51.6 percent), but the Eagles coughed up 15 turnovers for 21 Jackrabbits points. This one could get interesting if Oral Roberts cleans up their act ball-control wise, but South Dakota State should be in control.

Andrew's Free Pick: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -7.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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