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South Dakota State vs. South Dakota - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
South Dakota at South Dakota State
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location
Frost Arena
Brookings, SD
The Line
South Dakota Jackrabbits -11.5 -- Over/Under: 149
TV Channel
MDCO-SN; ESPN3; ESPN College Extra
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The South Dakota Coyotes will travel to Frost Arena to take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The South Dakota Coyotes won their 2nd straight game and improved to 11-15 (5-8 Summit) on the season after defeating the Denver Pioneers, 72-45, this past Wednesday. South Dakota had arguably their best game of the season agianst the Pioneers and had no trouble pulling away for the victory after taking a 36-22 lead at halftime. South Dakota shot 46.3% from the field while holding Denver to just 30.9% shooting from the field & 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Coyotes was Stanley Umude who had a double-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, and a steal.

On the season, South Dakota is averaging 69.5 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Coyotes are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 33.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, South Dakota has been led by Stanley Umude (14.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.2 bpg), Triston Simpson (13.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.3 spg), Trey Burch-Manning (11.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.3 spg), and Tyler Peterson (10.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.3 apg).

Defensively, South Dakota is allowing their opponents to average 69.9 ppg on 44.4% shooting from the field. The Coyotes have a rebound margin of -2.8 and a turnover margin of 1.6.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits won their 2nd straight game and improved to 22-7 (12-2 Summit) on the season after defeating the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, 92-83, this past Thursday. South Dakota State had all they could handle from the Mastodons as the game was tied at 78-all with just 4:40 left in regulation, however, the Jackrabbits were able to secure the victory after closing the final 1:46 of regulation on an 8-0 run. South Dakota State shot 47.1% from the field and outrebounded Purdue Fort Wayne by a 46-38 margin. Leading the way for the Jackrabbits was Mike Daum who had a double-double with 38 points, 20 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 blocks, and 3 steals.

On the season, South Dakota State is averaging 84.8 ppg on 50.3% shooting from the field. The Jackrabbits are averaging 10.1 three-pointers per game on 41.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, South Dakota State has been led by Mike Daum (25.8 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 1.8 apg), David Jenkins (19.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.5 apg), Skyler Flatten (15.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg), and Tevin King (8.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.6 spg).

Defensively, South Dakota State is allowing their opponents to average 72.8 ppg on 41.1% shooting from the field. The Jackrabbits have a rebound margin of 5.0 and a turnover margin of -0.6.

The Coyotes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points, however, are just 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Jackrabbits are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games.

South Dakota has lost 6 of their last 10 games and come into this match-up ranked 268th in scoring offense, 232nd in FG%, and 217th in defensive FG%.

South Dakota State has won 11 of their last 12 games and have one of the more explosive offenses in the country as Jackrabbits rank 7th in scoring offense, 3rd in FG%, and 3rd in 3P-FG%.

South Dakota State is the team to beat in the Summit this season, led by Mike Daum who should have no trouble putting up another huge double-double agianst a Coyote team that has no one that can slow him down. The Jackrabbits defeated South Dakota by a 79-61 margin on the road in early January and as they are 12-1 at home this season, I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t cover this double-digit spread. Good Luck!

Pick:
South Dakota Jackrabbits -11.5

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