Western Illinois vs. South Dakota State - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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South Dakota State Jackrabbits (16-8) at Western Illinois Leathernecks (5-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Western Hall)
The Line: Western Illinois Leathernecks +10 -- Over/Under: 156 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and Western Illinois Leathernecks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Western Hall.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 77 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Douglas Wilson is averaging 17.7 points and 1.6 assists while Matt Dentlinger is averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Brandon Key is dishing 4.7 assists and Noah Freidel is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have won three of their last four road games.
The Western Illinois Leathernecks need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 76.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kobe Webster is averaging 15.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while Zion Young is averaging 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds. Ben Pyle is the third double-digit scorer and C.J. Duff is grabbing three rebounds. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Western Illinois Leathernecks have split their last six home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 16-6 ATS on the season and look like a squad that should be in the big dance most nights. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are a complete mess, mostly defensively, and they're just 3-6 ATS at home this season. With that said, Western Illinois should get up for this game at home against a contender, and the Leathernecks usually put together an honest effort at home where they lose by just an average of .6 points. I'll take a stab with the points, even if I may end up regretting it.