South Dakota State Jackrabbits VS North Dakota State Bison

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01/22/2020

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Spread: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -2.5

Over/Under: 143

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South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs North Dakota State Bison 1/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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It’s the battle of the Dakotas on January 22 at Frost Arena in Brookings as the South Dakota State Jackrabbits host the North Dakota State Bison in Summit League conference action. South Dakota State is looking to get back to their winning ways after losing last Sunday while North Dakota State wants to extend their winning streak to three games. In the standings, the two teams are very close with the Bison atop with a 4-1 conference record and 13-6 overall. On the other hand, the Jackrabbits are second with a 5-2 record in the conference and 14-8 overall this season.

South Dakota State is coming off a disappointing 99-84 loss to their rivals South Dakota Coyotes last Sunday at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Jackrabbits were down big early and they were never able to recover. F Matt Dentlinger led the team with 26 points, six rebounds and seven assists. G Alex Arians added 16 points, five boards and two dimes while G David Wingett had 13 points and three rebounds. The loss also ended South Dakota State’s five-game winning streak.

For the season, the Jackrabbits have no trouble scoring the ball as they are averaging 77.3 points per game while also grabbing 38.7 boards. They are shooting 48.1% from the field, 34.4% from the three-point area and 70.2% from the free throw line. Their defense is also among the best in the conference with just 70.1 points per game allowed this season. South Dakota State are 14-6 ATS this season and 5-1 SU in their last six contests.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs North Dakota State Bison Predictions 1/22/2020

On the other hand, North Dakota State are looking to maintain their status as the number one team in the conference. They are also winners of two straight and five out of their last six games. In their most recent game, the Bison defeated rivals North Dakota Fighting Hawks 83-74. G Tyson Ward played great in that game with 27 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. G Vinnie Shahid added 22 points and five assists while G Tyree Eady chipped in 10 points as North Dakota State held on for the win.

The Bison scores less than South Dakota State with just 72.8 points per game but they play better defense. North Dakota State is only allowing opponents to score 64.7 points per game this season. In their last 10 matchups, the Bison are at a disadvantage with just three wins. They are also 9-8 ATS this season and 5-1 SU in their last six games.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs North Dakota State Bison. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the South Dakota State Jackrabbits -2.5. The Jackrabbits are looking to leap over the Bison for first place and they are in a great position to do it. South Dakota State are undefeated at home this season 11-0 while North Dakota State are 4-4 away. Prediction is a narrow 76-73 win for the hosts.

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South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs North Dakota State Bison 1/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 8:00 PM- EST

Location: Frost Arena, Brookings, South Dakota

Date: January 22, 2020

Live: ESPN3

NCAAB Odds: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -2.5

Total Odds: 143

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