Looking to win big? The Pioneers and Jackrabbits face off at 9:30 ET on CBSS. The Jackrabbits are hosting the game at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD. This Summit conference matchup has an over/under of 163.5 points, and South Dakota State is favored to win by -8.5 at home vs. Denver.

DENVER PIONEERS VS SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Denver Pioneers +8.5

This game will be played at Denny Sanford Premier Center at 9:30 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE DENVER PIONEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Jackrabbits.
  • Even though we have South Dakota State winning straight-up, we like Denver at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 163.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Is a Win at Sioux Falls Possible for the Pioneers?

Denver is coming off a one-point victory over Kansas City, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games on the road. So far this season, they have gone 6-12 on the road, and their average scoring margin has been -5.4 points per game.

As the underdog, the Pioneers have gone 6-11, and they are 6-5 when they have been the favorites. On the year, they have gone 16-16, and they are 7-10 in Summit League play.

As the underdog, the Pioneers have gone 8-8-1 against the spread this season and are 12-15-1 overall. On the road, Denver has an ATS record of 7-10-1 and has gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Their ATS mark vs. the spread over the last 10 games as the underdog is 4-5-1.

The over/under record for Denver this season is 19-8-1 and the average scoring total in their games is 163.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 163.5 is close to their average OU line of 155.6. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

In contrast to their season average of 81.4 points per game, the Denver had a below average performance. They scored 61 points against Kansas City and had a field goal percentage of 39.3%. Offensively, the Pioneers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 149th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 141st in terms of percentage and 80th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Pioneers’ defense is ranked 266th in the country at 75.8 points per contest. Against Kansas City in their most recent game, the Denver defense gave up a total of 60 points while allowing Kansas City to hit 32% of their shots.

Can South Dakota State Lock in a Home Win?

South Dakota State is 20-12 this season, and they have won 20 straight games heading into today’s home matchup with Denver. The Jackrabbits are 23-5 at home this season, and they have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, South Dakota State has been favored in 37 of their 32 games, and they are 29-8 when favored. They were last in action against St. Thomas (MN), and they won that game by a score of 59-49.

As the favorite this season, South Dakota State has gone 26-11 vs. the spread. At home, the Jackrabbits are 21-7 ATS this year and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, South Dakota State is 8-2 vs. the spread.

South Dakota State’s over/under record sits at 16-27 this season and the average scoring total in their games is 135.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 163.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.9). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

South Dakota State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 59 points against St. Thomas (MN). In that game, they made 9/25 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 43.8%. Leading the team in scoring was Charlie Easley with 13 points. Zeke Mayo also added 11 points for the Jackrabbits.

So far, the Jackrabbits’ defense is ranked 157th in the country at 71.6 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.9 threes per game vs. Denver. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.5%.