The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (6-5) can snap a five-game road losing streak when they square off against the Colorado State Rams (6-5) at Moby Arena. Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Colorado State Rams Betting Preview
The last time the Jackrabbits played, they were beaten by the Montana State Bobcats, 77-70. With 16 points on 7-for-14 shooting, Douglas Wilson led South Dakota State in scoring. Montana State held the Jackrabbits to an effective field goal percentage of 0.460 (below their season average of 0.510). South Dakota State, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 11.3 (better than their season average of 18.6).
The Rams are trying to rebound after their 75-64 loss to the Boise State Broncos in their last game. David Roddy was Colorado State’s leading scorer with 11 points on 4-for-10 shooting. Boise State did a great job of making free throws (11-12; 91.7 percent). Colorado State, meanwhile, held the Broncos to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.9 (below their season average of 23.4).
The high-octane offense of Colorado State will clash against the mid-tier defense of South Dakota State. The Rams currently rank 90th in offensive efficiency, while the Jackrabbits are 193rd in defensive efficiency. The Rams figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Jackrabbits won the lone contest last season, 78-65. The Jackrabbits played a nearly flawless game. They had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.556 and an absurdly low turnover percentage of 8.3. For those same stats, the Rams were 0.424 and 9.9, respectively.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Colorado State Rams Odds Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Colorado State, ATS Winner – Colorado State, O/U – Under
Colorado State ranks 22nd in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while South Dakota State ranks 158th (3.8).
The Rams’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.8, up from 0.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Jackrabbits have scored an average of 70.8 points per game (3.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.6 points per game (3.8 below their season average).