Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bison and Jackrabbits. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on Summ, and it’s hosted by the Jackrabbits at Frost Arena in Brookings, SD. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 151.5 points, and South Dakota State is favored by -9.5 vs. North Dakota State in a Summit conference matchup.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON VS SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS BETTING PICK
The Pick: North Dakota State Bison +9.5
This game will be played at Frost Arena at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON:
- 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 North Dakota State at +9.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Will North Dakota State Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?
North Dakota State heads into this game as a 9.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-10 in their 12 games as the underdog this season. They are coming off a 79-66 loss to St. Thomas (MN), and they are 9-12 overall and 2-4 in Summit League play.
On the road this season, the Bison are 3-9, and they have lost two straight games. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 2-8, and their average scoring margin on the road is -8.8 points per game.
North Dakota State has struggled against the spread this season, going just 6-12. On the road, their ATS record is 3-9. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bison are just 2-8 vs. the spread.
North Dakota State’s over/under record for the season is 12-6 and today’s line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their OU record during that span is 1-2.
In their most recent game, the North Dakota State offense concluded with only 66 points against St. Thomas (MN). Throughout the game, they made 8/16 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 47.9%. Boden Skunberg is leading the team in scoring at 15.1 points per contest. Damari Wheeler-Thomas has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.8 going into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the North Dakota State defense is giving up an average of 75.6 points per contest. So far, the North Dakota State defense is giving up an average of 7.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.1 times per game (420th).
Can the Jackrabbits Secure a Win at Home?
South Dakota State will look to get back on track after their loss to Oral Roberts. The Jackrabbits are 12-10 overall and 5-2 in Summit League play. At home, South Dakota State is 4-4 this season, and they have won their last four games at home.
So far this season, the Jackrabbits have been favored in 13 of their 22 games, going 7-6 in those games. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.9, compared to -2.5 on the road.
South Dakota State has an ATS record of 9-10 this season and is 3-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jackrabbits have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.
South Dakota State’s over/under record for the season is 12-7 and today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 7-3.
Coming off their recent game, the South Dakota State offense tallied 82 points in a matchup against Oral Roberts. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.3%, and they made 11 threes. Leading South Dakota State in scoring vs. Oral Roberts was Zeke Mayo with his 23 points. William Kyle III also added 16 points for the Jackrabbits.
The Jackrabbits’ defense is presently ranked 195th nationally, allowing an average of 72.8 points per contest. So far, the South Dakota State defense is giving up an average of 7.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.5 times per game (535th).