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Dec 10, 8:30 PM | Frost Arena

North Dakota Sioux vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds


The Jackrabbits will try to cover the spread at Frost Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the North Dakota Sioux in college basketball action.

The Jackrabbits currently sports a 7-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-1-1 ATS. The Sioux are 4-4 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jackrabbits produce a 3-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Sioux have gone 0-0 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jackrabbits rated this week at No. 207 and the Sioux sitting at No. 246. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-76 result in favor of the Jackrabbits.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Dakota State's No. 73-ranked offense, averaging 74.8 PPG, against a Sioux defense that ranks No. 232 at 69.1 PPG. The Jackrabbits field goal percentage has averaged 42.2% so far, less than the Sioux marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, North Dakota features the nation's No. 271-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.3 points per game. South Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 nationally in scoring at home.

North Dakota lost its last outing, a 78-75 result against UMKC on December 7. Brandon Brekke poured in 20 points and added 10 rebounds in a losing cause for North Dakota on Wednesday, as the Kangaroos rolled to a 78-75 victory over North Dakota at Municipal Auditorium.

South Dakota State was a 92-69 winner in its last match at home against SW Minnesota State. The battle between the Jackrabbits and Mustangs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as SW Minnesota State was handed a 92-69 defeat on Tuesday at Frost Arena.

Next up:
North Dakota home to South Dakota State, Thursday, December 15
South Dakota State home to Dakota State, Monday, December 12