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South Dakota State vs. Northern Iowa - 12/1/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Northern Iowa Panthers (3-4) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (6-2)
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -5 -- Over/Under: 142.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Northern Iowa Panthers (3-4) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (6-2)
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The Northern Iowa Panthers and South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet Saturday in college basketball action at the U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Northern Iowa Panthers look for a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Northern Iowa Panthers are averaging 66.2 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting. AJ Green is averaging 16.7 points and 1.7 assists while Lincoln Conrey is averaging 10 points and one rebound. Luke McDonnell is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Wyatt Lohaus is dishing 1.9 assists. The Northern Iowa Panthers are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Iowa Panthers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Northern Iowa Panthers have lost four of their last six non-home games.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 81 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Mike Daum is averaging 24.1 points and 2.1 assists while David Jenkins is averaging 21 points and 3.3 rebounds. Skyler Flatten is the third double-digit scorer and Tevin King is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 43.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have split their last four non-home games.

The Panthers are 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 neutral site games, 5-17 ATS in their last 22 non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jackrabbits are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games, 12-3 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The over is 45-22-1 in Jackrabbits last 68 non-conference games. The under is 9-4 in Panthers last 13 neutral site games.

The Northern Iowa Panthers are a well coached team to the point you have to consider them and the points whenever getting them. However, Northern Iowa has had offensive issues out of the gate, which has resulted in this hot and cold start. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have been on fire lately, especially on offense, and they've also been one of the more consistent teams in the country when it comes to covering numbers. There's a lot here to suggest South Dakota State should win and cover the reasonable chalk.

Pick:
South Dakota State Jackrabbits -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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