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Jackrabbits visit North Dakota State Bison in college basketball clash

South Dakota State JackrabbitsNorth Dakota State Bison
Feb 25, 8:00 PM | Bison Sports Arena

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs North Dakota State Bison Odds

18-10TEAM RECORD13-14

The North Dakota State Bison will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Bison Sports Arena on Friday in NCAAB play.

Supporters of the Jackrabbits have watched them go 18-10 and 3-0 ATS on the year, while the Bison are at 13-14 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bison are 0-1, while the Jackrabbits have a 3-0 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bison, most recently No. 170 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Jackrabbits, who rate No. 215 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-79 victory for the Jackrabbits.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features North Dakota State's No. 38-ranked scoring average of 75.5 PPG, against a Jackrabbits defense rated No. 275 and allowing 72 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 47% to date this season, more than the Jackrabbits shooters have managed so far (46.9% per game).

Defensively, South Dakota State features the nation's No. 267-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.7 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for South Dakota State, they were a 105-96 loser as they battled Oakland on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Nate Wolters went off for 29 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Oakland handed South Dakota State a 105-96 defeat at Athletics Center.

Last time out for North Dakota State, they were a 73-61 loser as they battled IUPU Fort Wayne on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Michael Tveidt scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 73-61 to IUPU Fort Wayne at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday).