Betting on today’s Jackrabbits and Bison game? Catch the action at Scheels Center in Fargo, ND, as the Bison hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on Summ. South Dakota State is favored by -2.5 in this Summit conference matchup the against North Dakota State. The over/under for the game is set at 145.5 points.


The Pick: North Dakota State Bison +2.5

This game will be played at Scheels Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bison.
  • Not only will North Dakota State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Are the Jackrabbits Ready for a Road Win?

South Dakota State has been the favorite in 21 of its 30 games this season, going 13-8 in those contests. Over the team’s past 10 road games, it has gone 4-6.

Coming off a 72-62 win over North Dakota, South Dakota State is 18-12 overall and has won four straight games. The Jackrabbits are 11-4 in Summit League play.

South Dakota State has an ATS record of 14-13 this season. As the favorite, the Jackrabbits are 10-11 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 8-6 and over their last 3 road games, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.

South Dakota State has an over/under record of 16-11 this season, and their games have averaged 149.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (148), and 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 150 points per game.

Against North Dakota, the South Dakota State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 77.3 points per game. They scored 72 points and posted a field goal percentage of 50.9% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Zeke Mayo, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 19.3, while William Kyle III also carries a PPG average of 13.1 into the game.

So far, the Jackrabbits’ defense is ranked 176th in the country at 72.2 points per contest. South Dakota State’s three-point defense is currently 242nd in the country at 8.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.9% of their shots vs. South Dakota State.

Are North Dakota State Ready for a Home Win?

North Dakota State will look to bounce back from a 20-point loss to South Dakota in their last game. The Bison are 7-3 at home this season and have won five straight games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3.

On the season, North Dakota State is 15-15, including an 8-7 record in Summit League games. They have gone 5-12 on the road, compared to 7-3 at home. As the underdog, they are 5-12, while they are 7-3 when favored.

North Dakota State has an ATS record of 11-16 this season, going 5-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bison are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is similar to the average over/under line in North Dakota State’s games this season (144.6). So far, 15 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 of 136 points scored.

The North Dakota State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 68 points vs. South Dakota. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.4% while connecting on 6 threes. Andrew Morgan led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Jacari White contributed 16 points for the Bison.

Coming into today’s game, the North Dakota State defense is giving up an average of 74.0 points per contest. North Dakota State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the South Dakota offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 88 points.