The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (8-6) can continue a seven-game home winning streak when they go head-to-head against the Idaho Vandals (4-6) at Frost Arena. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Idaho Vandals vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits Betting Preview
In the Vandals’ last outing, they defeated the Bakersfield Roadrunners, 76-70. Trevon Allen was the game’s high scorer with 23 points on 9-for-16 shooting. The Vandals had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.571 (above their season average of 0.483), while the Roadrunners had a free throw rate of 0.156 (below their season average of 0.227).
The Jackrabbits come in on a high note after blowing out the FGCU Eagles in their last game, 75-56. South Dakota State rallied around Douglas Wilson, who was the top scorer from either team with 20 points on 8-for-9 shooting. South Dakota State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.236 (below their season average of 0.243) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 46.7 (above their season average of 32.3). For those same stats, FGCU had marks of 0.071 and 29.7, respectively.
South Dakota State could struggle to create turnovers. Idaho ranks 167th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 19.2 percent), while South Dakota State forces the 61st-fewest turnovers (18.0 percent).
Idaho Vandals vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – South Dakota State, ATS Winner – South Dakota State, O/U – Under
South Dakota State ranks 122nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.5) while Idaho ranks 242nd (17.2).
The Jackrabbits rank 43rd in rebounds per game (39.6) while the Vandals rank 150th (35.4).
South Dakota State ranks 49th in assists allowed per game (11.0) while Idaho ranks 128th (13.1).
The Jackrabbits’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.4, down from 3.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Vandals have scored an average of 69.8 points per game (1.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.4 points per game (1.2 below their season average).