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South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Matchup Report

Southern Utah ThunderbirdsSouth Dakota State Jackrabbits
Feb 4, 8:30 PM | Frost Arena

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds

12-11TEAM RECORD18-6

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

The Jackrabbits sit at 18-6 (12-3-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Thunderbirds are currently 12-11 (9-9-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? South Dakota State is 7-8 OU, and Southern Utah is 7-10-1 OU.

View Southern Utah vs South Dakota State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Southern Utah before tip-off in this one will find them as 15.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jackrabbits - Thunderbirds odds would favor the Jackrabbits if the lines were set according to our power ranks. South Dakota State is rated No. 73 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Utah is at No. 240. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-70 win for the Jackrabbits.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features South Dakota State's No. 12-ranked scoring average of 79.7 PPG, against a Thunderbirds defense rated No. 219 and allowing 68.7 PPG. The Jackrabbits FG% has averaged 46.8% to date this season, less than the Thunderbirds shooters have managed so far (48.3% per game).

Defensively, Southern Utah features the nation's No. 235-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. South Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Utah, they were an 85-64 loser as they battled North Dakota State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog. Southern Utah was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by North Dakota State and falling by an 85-64 score at Bison Sports Arena.

South Dakota State won its last outing, a 75-60 result against Oral Roberts on February 2. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. South Dakota State got 24 points from Nate Wolters en route to a 75-60 victory over Oral Roberts on Thursday at Frost Arena.

Next up:
Southern Utah home to Western Illinois, Thursday, February 9
South Dakota State at South Dakota, Thursday, February 9