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North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
South Dakota State at North Dakota State
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location
Scheels Center
Fargo, ND
The Line
North Dakota State Bison +5 -- Over/Under: 153
TV Channel
MDCO-SN; ESPN+
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NCAA BB | South Dakota State at North Dakota State
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits will travel to the Scheels Center to take on the North Dakota State Bison this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits had their 9-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 20-7 (10-2 Summit) on the season after being defeated by the Omaha Mavericks, 85-84, this past Thursday. South Dakota State led by a 43-30 margin at halftime, however, allowed Omaha to fight back early in the 2nd half and lost it at the buzzer after Mitch Hahn hit a game-winning baseline jumper as time expired. South Dakota State shot 46.0% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Jackrabbits was David Jenkins who had 34 points, 2 rebounds, and an assist.

On the season, South Dakota State is averaging 84.8 ppg on 50.7% shooting from the field. The Jackrabbits are averaging 10.0 three-pointers per game on 41.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, South Dakota State has been led by Mike Daum (25.2 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 1.8 apg), David Jenkins (19.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.3 apg), Skyler Flatten (15.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.2 spg), and Tevin King (8.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.6 spg).

Defensively, South Dakota State is allowing their opponents to average 72.3 ppg on 40.7% shooting from the field. The Jackrabbits have a rebound margin of 4.7 and a turnover margin of -0.5.

The North Dakota State Bison won their 5th straight game and improved to 14-12 (8-4 Summit) on the season after defeating the Oral Roberts Golden Griffins, 85-73, this past Thursday. North Dakota State led by a 46-38 margin at halftime and was able to hold a steady lead throughout the 2nd half after a solid offensive performance. North Dakota State shot 54.5% from the field and 55.6% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Bison was Vinnie Shahid who had 22 points, 1 rebound, 5 assits, and a steal.

On the season, North Dakota State is averaging 73.8 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Bison are averaging 9.3 three-pointers per game on 35.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, North Dakota State has been led by Vinnie Shahid (12.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.8 apg), Tyson Ward (11.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.4 apg), Deng Geu (11.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg), and Rocky Kreuser (9.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg).

Defensively, North Dakota State is allowing their opponents to average 72.9 ppg on 46.8% shooting from the field. The Bison have a rebound margin of -1.1 and a turnover margin of -0.9.

The Jackrabbits are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games following an ATS loss. The Bison are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.

South Dakota State still holds the lead in the Summit despite their lost at Omaha and come into this match-up ranked 9th in scoring offense, 3rd in FG%, and 41st in defensive FG%.

North Dakota State has won 6 of their last 7 games and currently rank T-150th in scoring offense, 111th in FG%, and 217th in scoring defense.

North Dakota State has been playing some of their best basketball of the season as of late, however, I’m still concerned that their defense being able to slow down the high-powered South Dakota State offense. South Dakota State defeated North Dakota State by a 87-69 margin at home earlier this season and as  they had no trouble picking up a victory at the Scheels Center last season, I think the duo of Mike Daum & David Jenkins will be able to do enough on the road to cover this mid-range spread. Take South Dakota State to cover. Good Luck!

Pick:
South Dakota State Jackrabbits -5

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