Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Jackrabbits versus the Roos? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on Summ. The game will be played at Swinney Recreation Center in Kansas City, MO. In this Summit matchup, South Dakota State is favored by -2.5 vs. Kansas City. The over/under for the game is 142.5 points.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS VS KANSAS CITY ROOS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kansas City Roos +2.5

This game will be played at Swinney Recreation Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE KANSAS CITY ROOS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Roos.
  • Not only will Kansas City pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Jackrabbits Live Up to Expectations on the Road?

South Dakota State comes into today’s game as the favorite, as they have a record of 9-7 when favored this season. On the road, they have gone 5-6 this season, and over their last ten games away from home, they have gone 5-5.

Coming into this game, the Jackrabbits have won two games in a row, and they are 14-11 overall this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -2.5 points per game, and over their last five road games, they have gone 2-3.

South Dakota State has an overall ATS record of 10-12 this season and they are 6-5 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Jackrabbits have gone just 6-10 vs. the spread this year and they are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as the favorite. On the road, South Dakota State’s ATS mark is 6-4 in their last 10 games.

South Dakota State’s over/under record for the season is 13-9 and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (147.3). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 146 points.

South Dakota State’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 83 points against Oral Roberts. They had an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 11/15 free throws. Luke Appel was the leading scorer for the Jackrabbits, putting up 25 points. In addition, Zeke Mayo contributed 19 points.

On the defensive side, South Dakota State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.6 points per game. South Dakota State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Oral Roberts offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 72 points.

Does Kansas City Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Through 26 games, Kansas City has an 11-15 record and is 5-5 in Summit League action. The Roos are 5-5 at home this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +5.0 points per game at home.

So far this season, Kansas City has been the underdog in 16 of their 26 games, and they have a record of 4-12 in those contests. In their most recent game, the Roos defeated North Dakota by a score of 65-47.

As the underdog, Kansas City has been a solid bet this season, going 7-9 vs. the spread. At home, the Roos have gone 5-5 ATS this year and are 5-4 ATS in their last 10 home games.

On average, the over/under line in Kansas City’s games this season is 140.3 and their over/under record is 11-10-1. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 142.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

Kansas City offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 65 points against North Dakota. In that game, they made 11/25 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 51%. In terms of offense, the Roos have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 302nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 200th in percentage and 71st in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Roos’ defense holds the 123rd rank in the nation, allowing 70.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. North Dakota, the Fighting Hawks finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 47 points vs. Kansas City.