Summit League Tournament - College basketball point spread favors Jackrabbits in battle with Jaguars
IUPUI Jaguars vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between South Dakota State and IUPUI on Saturday, with the host Jackrabbits trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This game is part of the Summit League Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. Sioux Falls Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Jackrabbits bring a 22-9 record (14-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-25 Jaguars, who are 6-22 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Dakota State go 12-10-1 so far and the Jaguars go 11-10-2.
The Jackrabbits were listed as 17-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jackrabbits - Jaguars odds would favor the Jackrabbits if the lines were set according to our power ranks. South Dakota State is rated No. 97 in the current Odds Shark poll, while IUPUI is at No. 341. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-60 win for the Jackrabbits.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaguars is ranked No. 336 in NCAA hoops at 29.3 per game. Contrast that with South Dakota State’s No. 148 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Dakota State is the No. 27-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while IUPUI rates No. 92 at 7 per game.
Defensively, IUPUI features the nation's No. 340-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.9 points per game. South Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.
IUPUI was a 48-44 loser in its last match at home against UMKC. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. IUPUI got 19 points from Mitchell Patton but lost anyway, 48-44, to UMKC on Saturday at IUPUI Gymnasium.
Last time out for South Dakota State, they were a 100-82 winner as they battled Nebraska Omaha on the road. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. South Dakota State went on a scoring spree on Thursday at Ralston Sports and Event Center, running up a big 100-82 victory over the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks in NCAA hoops betting action.