Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Tommies and Jackrabbits. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on Summ, and it’s hosted by the Jackrabbits at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 141.5 points, and South Dakota State is favored by -1.5 vs. St. Thomas (MN) in a Summit conference matchup.

ST. THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES VS SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -1.5

This game will be played at Denny Sanford Premier Center at 7:00 ET on Monday, March 11th.

WHY BET THE SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 87-61 in favor of the Jackrabbits.
  • Not only will South Dakota State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Are the Tommies Ready for a Road Win?

St. Thomas has been a much better team at home this season, going 11-3 compared to 6-9 on the road. They have won their last five games at home, and their average margin of victory is +9.5 points per game. As the underdog, the Tommies are 4-4 this season.

Over their last 10 road games, St. Thomas has gone 4-6, and they are currently on a three-game road losing streak. In their last game, they defeated North Dakota State by a score of 68-58.

As the underdog, St. Thomas has been excellent vs. the spread this season, going 7-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tommies have gone 8-2 vs. the spread. However, their road ATS mark has been poor of late, going just 1-4 vs. the spread in their last 5 games away from home.

This season, the over/under record for St. Thomas games is 13-16, and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (138.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 141.5. So far, 16 of their games this season have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 141.5.

The St. Thomas (MN) offense is coming off a game in which they scored 68 points vs. North Dakota State. Overall their field goal percentage was 51% while connecting on 11 threes. Parker Bjorklund is leading the team in scoring at 13.3 points per contest. Raheem Anthony has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.1 going into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the St. Thomas (MN) defense is giving up an average of 65.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, St. Thomas (MN)’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.6% this season.

Will South Dakota State Come Through as Home Favorites?

South Dakota State enters this game with a 20-12 record, including a 13-4 mark in Summit League play. They have won six straight games, including a 79-63 win over Oral Roberts in their last game.

At home this season, the Jackrabbits are 9-5, and they have won their last five games at home. For the year, they have been favored in 23 of their 32 games, going 15-8 in those contests.

South Dakota State has an ATS record of 16-13 this season, going 7-7 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jackrabbits are 7-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in South Dakota State’s games this season (148). So far, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total in those games is 138 points.

South Dakota State’s offense had a good outing, putting up 79 points against Oral Roberts. They achieved a 55.1% field goal percentage and went 17/20 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Zeke Mayo, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 19.1, while William Kyle III also maintains a PPG average of 13.2 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Jackrabbits’ defense is positioned 158th in the country, permitting 71.6 points per game. In today’s game vs. St. Thomas (MN), 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 17 free-throws vs. the Jackrabbits.