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Point spread favors Jackrabbits in battle with Grizzlies

Oakland GrizzliesSouth Dakota State Jackrabbits
Dec 30, 8:00 PM | Frost Arena

Oakland Grizzlies vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD11-4

The visiting Grizzlies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Frost Arena against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

The Jackrabbits currently sports a 11-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-1-1 ATS. The Grizzlies are 8-7 and 3-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jackrabbits produce a 4-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Grizzlies have gone 6-1 against the number.

View Oakland vs South Dakota State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Jackrabbits installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jackrabbits at No. 86 and the Grizzlies at No. 178 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 86-76 result in favor of the Jackrabbits.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Grizzlies is ranked No. 157 in NCAA hoops at 35.7 per game. Contrast that with South Dakota State’s No. 94 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Dakota State is the No. 28-ranked team in the country at 8.5 per game, while Oakland rates No. 71 at 7.5 per game.

Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 288-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. South Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 nationally in scoring at home.

Oakland was a 96-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Dakota State. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as underdogs. Oakland was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by North Dakota State and falling by a 96-69 score at Bison Sports Arena.

In their last action, South Dakota State was a 94-58 winner at home against IUPU Fort Wayne. They covered the 11–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Jackrabbits and Mastodons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as IUPU Fort Wayne was handed a 94-58 defeat on Wednesday at Frost Arena.

Next up:
Oakland home to Oral Roberts, Tuesday, January 3
South Dakota State at Southern Utah, Thursday, January 5

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