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Bulls visit South Dakota State Jackrabbits in college basketball clash

Buffalo BullsSouth Dakota State Jackrabbits
Feb 18, 1:00 PM | Frost Arena

Buffalo Bulls vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Buffalo when they take on the Jackrabbits on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Jackrabbits bring a 21-7 record (14-5-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-7 Bulls, who are 10-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Dakota State go 7-12 so far and the Bulls go 11-11.

View Buffalo vs South Dakota State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, South Dakota State sat as 7-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 84-ranked Jackrabbits and the No. 24-rated Bulls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-79 win for the Jackrabbits on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Dakota State has the nation's No. 17-rated offensive output, at 78.6 PPG. The visiting Bulls defense ranks No. 109 allowing on average 64.6 PPG. The Jackrabbits FG% has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Buffalo owns the country's No. 113-rated mark, allowing 67.5 points per game on the highway. South Dakota State, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 76-71 result against Kent State on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Buffalo suffered a 76-71 loss against Kent State on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Zach Filzen in a losing effort at Memorial Athletic Center.

South Dakota State was an 80-57 winner in its last match at home against North Dakota State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Jackrabbits and Bison didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as North Dakota State was handed an 80-57 defeat on Wednesday at Frost Arena.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ohio are 4-6
After playing Kent State are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bulls at Jackrabbits trends to consider:
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games on the road

Next up:
Buffalo home to Ohio, Wednesday, February 22
South Dakota State home to Western Illinois, Thursday, February 23