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South Dakota State Jackrabbits visit Southern Utah Thunderbirds in NCAAB hoops battle

South Dakota State JackrabbitsSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Jan 5, 9:00 PM | Centrum Arena

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds


Centrum Arena will host Thunderbirds vs. Jackrabbits action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Southern Utah will face the 12-4 Jackrabbits, who own a 6-1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thunderbirds are 6-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jackrabbits are 4-3 favoring the OVER.

View South Dakota State vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Southern Utah sat as 8-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 273 (Thunderbirds) and the No. 78 (Jackrabbits) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-70 result in favor of the Jackrabbits has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jackrabbits is ranked No. 113 in NCAA hoops at 36.6 per game. Contrast that with Southern Utah’s No. 274 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Utah is the No. 345-ranked team in the country at 2.7 per game, while South Dakota State rates No. 25 at 8.5 per game.

Defensively, South Dakota State features the nation's No. 224-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Southern Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 141 nationally in scoring at home.

South Dakota State was a 76-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Oakland. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites. Nate Wolters scored 19 points leading the Jackrabbits to a 76-64 victory over Oakland at Frost Arena on Friday.

In their last action, Southern Utah was a 79-58 loser on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. Southern Utah was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by IUPU Fort Wayne and falling by a 79-58 score at Memorial Coliseum.

Next up:
South Dakota State at Oral Roberts, Saturday, January 7
Southern Utah home to North Dakota State, Saturday, January 7