Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Jackrabbits vs. Bison CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(12-5) South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. North Dakota State Bison (11-9)
Date: Friday February 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Scheels Center in Fargo, North Dakota
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: South Dakota State -1.5
CBB Betting Total:
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and North Dakota State Bison meet Friday in college basketball action at the Scheels Center in Fargo, North Dakota.
South Dakota State won its last game Sunday against Oral Roberts. North Dakota State last played February 6 and lost to Oral Roberts.
The Jackrabbits, Bison and USD Coyotes are in a three-way tie for first place in the Summit League with four games to go. The conference will be decided by wining percentage since there have been several games postponed due to COVID-19.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits need to get a winning streak going, as they’ve been up and down after their last four games. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 80.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting.
Noah Freidel is averaging 17.1 points and 4.3 rebounds, but recently decided to take the rest of the season off to address concerns over depression and anxiety. Last year’s Summit League MVP Douglas Wilson is averaging 15.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. Baylor Scheierman is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Arians is grabbing 4.4 rebounds.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc, which ranks fourth in the country. Ironically, they are only shooting 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
North Dakota State Bison
NDSU is 11-9 overall this season and 5-1 at home. They’re led by Rocky Kreuer’s 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, while Sam Griesel (11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists) and Tyree Eady (11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 44 percent 3-point shooting) have also been effective.
The teams played once already in December, a game the Jacks won 77-75 despite playing without Doug Wilson, last year’s Summit League MVP.
North Dakota State started off 8-1 in conference play, but they’ve lost two of their last three games. The Bison do a good job of boxing out and limiting teams’ ability to the get to the foul line.
North Dakota State is 199th in the nation in offensive efficiency and 147th on defense. Outside of free throw shooting, the Bison have struggled with regards to shooting the ball.
One thing that really leaps out in this contest is how similar these two teams are in certain defensive metrics. Both of these teams are bottom 20 in the nation in forcing turnovers and top-20 nationally in defensive rebounding.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Jackrabbits are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Jackrabbits are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Jackrabbits are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- Jackrabbits are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Jackrabbits are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite.
- Jackrabbits are 28-13 ATS in their last 41 games overall.
- Over is 6-0 in Jackrabbits last 6 games following a ATS win.
- Over is 5-0 in Jackrabbits last 5 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game.
- Over is 8-1 in Jackrabbits last 9 overall.
- Over is 6-1 in Jackrabbits last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Over is 13-3 in Jackrabbits last 16 games as a favorite
Free South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. North Dakota State Bison NCAAB Prediction:
South Dakota State will come away with the victory on the road. The Jackrabbits hold a distinct advantage in 3-point shooting, turnovers on offense, and offense as a whole. The loss of Freidel hurts, but the Jackrabbits still a well balanced offense that should come away with the win.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: South Dakota State -1.5
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