Betting on today’s Jackrabbits and Pioneers game? Catch the action at Hamilton Gymnasium in Denver, CO, as the Pioneers hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on Summ. In this Summit matchup, the Jackrabbits are the betting favorite against the Pioneers. The over/under for the game is 163 points.


The Pick: Denver Pioneers +2

This game will be played at Hamilton Gymnasium at 3:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Pioneers.
  • Not only will Denver pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 163 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Favored South Dakota State?

South Dakota State is favored by 2 points in this game, and they have a record of 4-4 when favored this season. Overall, they are 9-8, and they have won two straight games.

On the road this season, the Jackrabbits have gone 4-4, and their average scoring margin is -2.8 points per game. In their last 10 road games, they have a record of 6-4.

South Dakota State has an overall ATS record of 8-6 this season and they are 4-4 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jackrabbits have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

South Dakota State’s over/under record this season is 9-5 and their games have averaged 146.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 163 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.4) and 14 of their games have had lower point totals than 163. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 153 points.

In their most recent game, the Jackrabbits’ offense tallied 81 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.1 points per game. Zeke Mayo led the scoring for the Jackrabbits, contributing 25 points. Additionally, William Kyle III chipped in with 13 points.

On the defensive side, South Dakota State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.0 points per game. South Dakota State’s three-point defense is currently 164th in the country at 8.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.1% of their shots vs. South Dakota State.

Can the Pioneers Hold Strong at Home?

Denver is 10-7 overall this season and 1-1 in Summit League action. The Pioneers are 2-1 at home this year, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.

As the underdog, Denver is 2-6 this season. They are coming off an 86-82 loss to Northern Colorado, and their record this year when they are the underdog is 2-6.

Against the spread, Denver has gone 7-5-1 this season. At home, they are 2-1 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Pioneers are 4-3-1 this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Denver has gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Denver’s over/under record this season is 10-3, and today’s line of 163 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (153.3). So far, their games have averaged 164 points per game. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average of 172 points.

The Pioneers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 82 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 84.9 points per contest. Tommy Bruner is leading the team in scoring at 25.4 points per contest. Touko Tainamo has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 17.6 going into the game.

The Pioneers’ defense is presently ranked 294th nationally, allowing an average of 78.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Northern Colorado, the Bears finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 86 points vs. Denver.