South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds
South Dakota State pays a visit to Oakland on Saturday, hoping to send the Grizzlies to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Athletics Center.
Oakland will face the 19-6 Jackrabbits, who own a 11-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 11-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jackrabbits are 9-8-1 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Grizzlies as 1-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 243-ranked Grizzlies and the No. 111-rated Jackrabbits in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-70 win for the Jackrabbits on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jackrabbits rank No. 197 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.4 per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 271 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oakland is college basketball's No. 94-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Jackrabbits rate No. 43 with 7.7 per game.
Defensively, South Dakota State features the nation's No. 162-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 nationally in scoring at home.
South Dakota State won its last outing, an 80-74 result against IUPU Fort Wayne on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Jackrabbits used a 53-point performance from Nate Wolters to help South Dakota State smack IUPU Fort Wayne 80-74 on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.
Oakland won its last outing, a 66-63 result against North Dakota State on February 7. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Travis Bader scored 23 points leading the Grizzlies to a 66-63 victory over North Dakota State at Athletics Center on Thursday.
South Dakota State home to IUPUI, Thursday, February 14
Oakland at South Dakota, Thursday, February 14