Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Jackrabbits and Mavericks. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on Summ, and it’s hosted by the Mavericks at Baxter Arena in Omaha, NE. Get ready to place your bets! South Dakota State come into this Summit conference matchup as the -1.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 151.5 points.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS VS OMAHA MAVERICKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Omaha Mavericks +1.5

This game will be played at Baxter Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE OMAHA MAVERICKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Not only will Omaha pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will South Dakota State Be The Talk of Baxter Arena?

South Dakota State will look to get back on track after a 72-67 loss to Kansas City. The Jackrabbits are 14-12 overall and 7-4 in Summit League action.

For the season, South Dakota State has been favored in 17 games and has gone 9-8. On the road, the Jackrabbits are 5-7 with an average scoring differential of -2.8 points per game.

South Dakota State’s ATS record this season is currently 10-13. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jackrabbits have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in South Dakota State games is 13-10. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (147). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 143 points.

Against Kansas City, the South Dakota State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 76.4 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 39.3% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Zeke Mayo who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.7. William Kyle III also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.6.

The Jackrabbits’ defense is presently ranked 183rd nationally, allowing an average of 72.5 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Omaha, the South Dakota State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, South Dakota State made 18 free-throws vs. the Jackrabbits.

Can The Mavericks Secure a Home Victory?

Omaha enters this game with a 13-14 record, including a 6-3 mark at home. They are currently on a two-game winning streak, and their last game was a 91-84 win over South Dakota. Over their last ten games at home, the Mavericks have gone 8-2.

On the season, Omaha has been the underdog in 15 of their 27 games, going just 4-11 in those contests. As the underdog, they have been outscored by an average of 5.3 points per game. For the year, their average scoring margin at home is +5.3 compared to -5.3 on the road.

As the underdog this season, Omaha has a solid ATS record of 10-5. At home, their ATS mark is 5-4, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mavericks have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. Their last three home games vs. the spread have resulted in a 1-2 mark, and their ATS record at home this year is 3-2.

Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Omaha’s games this season (145.8). Currently, their over/under record is 12-11. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 170 points and their OU record during this stretch is 3-0. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

Omaha’s offense had a good outing, putting up 91 points against South Dakota. They achieved a 53.1% field goal percentage and went 15/21 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring was Frankie Fidler with 23 points. JJ White also added 18 points for the Mavericks.

At this time, the Mavericks’ defense is positioned 185th in the country, permitting 72.6 points per game. Omaha’s three-point defense is currently 168th in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.7% of their shots vs. Omaha.