Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Jackrabbits versus the Fighting Hawks? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on Summ. The game will be played at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, ND. The over/under for this game is set at 149 points, and North Dakota is favored by -1 vs. South Dakota State in a Summit conference matchup.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS VS NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Dakota Fighting Hawks -1

This game will be played at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Fighting Hawks.
  • Not only will North Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Jackrabbits Have What it Takes on the Road?

South Dakota State heads into tonight’s game as the underdog, with a record of 2-4 in such games this season. They are 17-12 overall and have won three straight games, including a 77-72 victory over St. Thomas (MN) in their most recent outing.

On the road this season, the Jackrabbits are 6-7, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 road games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -1.9 points per game.

South Dakota State has an ATS record of 13-13 this season and they are 4-2 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Jackrabbits have gone 6-4 ATS and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 games as the underdog.

South Dakota State’s over/under record this season is 16-10 and the average point total in their games is 149.8. Today’s over/under line of 149 is similar to their average OU line of 147.9. Their last three games have finished with an average of 159 points compared to their season-long average of 149.

In their most recent game, the Jackrabbits’ offense tallied 77 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 77.4 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Jackrabbits offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.7 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

At this time, the Jackrabbits’ defense is positioned 182nd in the country, permitting 72.6 points per game. South Dakota State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the St. Thomas (MN) offense to knock down 59% of their shots on their way to putting up 72 points.

Are North Dakota Ready for a Home Win?

North Dakota comes into this game with a record of 17-12 and 9-5 in the Summit League. Their record at home this season is 7-4, and they are 7-3 when they are favored.

Over their last ten games at home, the Fighting Hawks have gone 6-4, and they are coming off a 73-68 loss to North Dakota State.

North Dakota’s ATS record this season is currently at .500 (13-13), but they have struggled vs. the spread when favored (4-6). Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Fighting Hawks are just 4-6 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 4-7 this year and they are just 3-5 ATS in their last 10 home games.

North Dakota’s over/under record for the season is 11-13-2, and today’s line of 149 is similar to the average over/under line in their games of 147.1. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points, and their OU record during that stretch is 1-2.

Coming off their recent game, the North Dakota offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against North Dakota State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.5%, and they made 10 threes. The team’s top scorer is B.J. Omot, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.2, while Treysen Eaglestaff also maintains a PPG average of 14.2 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Fighting Hawks’ defense is positioned 172nd in the country, permitting 72.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. South Dakota State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.3%.