Minnesota Golden Gophers vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Preview
South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
Minnesota looks to cover the Golden Gophers-Jackrabbits pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 8-1 mark when they host South Dakota State in college basketball wagering action.
The Golden Gophers sit at 8-1 (5-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Jackrabbits are currently 6-2 (2-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 3-1 OU, and South Dakota State is 2-1 OU.
Bettors looking to go with the Golden Gophers in this one found them listed as 14.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Jackrabbits was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Gophers - Jackrabbits odds would favor the Golden Gophers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while South Dakota State is at No. 225. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 85-79 win for the Golden Gophers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 55-ranked offense, averaging 75.9 PPG, against a Jackrabbits defense that ranks No. 195 at 67.1 PPG. The Golden Gophers field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, less than the Jackrabbits marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota State owns the country's No. 184-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 130 in scoring at home.
Last time out for South Dakota State, they were a 78-63 winner as they battled Nebraska Omaha at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 23-point favorite. South Dakota State got 17 points from Jordan Dykstra en route to a 78-63 victory over Nebraska Omaha on Saturday at Frost Arena.
Minnesota was an 87-59 winner in its last match at home against North Florida. Minnesota cruised to victory on Saturday, running North Florida out of the gym and running up an 87-59 score at Williams Arena.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing USC are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Jackrabbits at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Dakota State
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against South Dakota State
Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
South Dakota State home to Dakota State, Thursday, December 6
Minnesota at USC, Saturday, December 8