North Dakota State Bison vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds
The visiting North Dakota State Bison hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Frost Arena against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
South Dakota State will face the 16-4 Bison, who own a 12-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jackrabbits are 7-6-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bison are 4-10 favoring the OVER.
The Bison were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 50-rated North Dakota State taking on the No. 140-rated Jackrabbits in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-73 win for the Bison on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bison is ranked No. 195 in NCAA hoops at 34.6 per game. Contrast that with South Dakota State’s No. 198 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Dakota State is the No. 61-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while North Dakota State rates No. 71 at 7.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota State owns the country's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 56.6 points per game on the highway. South Dakota State, on the other hand, rates No. 32 in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Dakota State was a 50-42 loser on the road against Western Illinois. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Mike Felt scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 50-42 to Western Illinois at Western Hall on Saturday).
South Dakota State won its last outing, an 80-65 result against IUPUI on January 19. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. South Dakota State got 18 points from Brayden Carlson en route to an 80-65 victory over IUPUI on Saturday at IUPUI Gymnasium.
North Dakota State home to UMKC, Thursday, January 31
South Dakota State home to South Dakota, Thursday, January 31