South Dakota State at North Dakota State: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

South Dakota State at North Dakota State: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports

North Dakota State Bison (11-9) vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits (12-5)

Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Scheels Center)

Betting Odds: North Dakota State Bison +2 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and North Dakota State Bison face off on Friday in  key rivalry game at the Scheels Center.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits come into this game with a 12-5 record overall and they have won two of their last three games. In the last game against Oral Roberts, the offense was elite putting up 95 points and that led to the easy victory. South Dakota State on the season is averaging 79.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 75.1 points per game. The Jackrabbits are shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 40.7 percent from behind the three point line. Douglas Wilson has been the best player for South Dakota State averaging 16.2 points while shooting 50 percent from the field. In this game it’s going to be all about the offense running up the score. 

On the other side of this matchup is the North Dakota State Bison who sit with a 11-9 record overall and they have lost two of their last three games. In the last game against Oral Roberts, the defense gave up 80 points and that led to a six point loss. North Dakota State is averaging 67.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 65.2 points per game. NDSU is shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Rocky Kreuser has been the best player for North Dakota State averaging 14.8 points while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

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The over is 8-1 in South Dakota State’s last nine games overall. The over is 10-3 in South Dakota State’s last 13 games played on Friday. South Dakota State is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight meetings against North Dakota State. 

South Dakota State is the better team and even on the road they are going to find success in this game. Look for North Dakota State’s offense to struggle and that will lead to South Dakota State coming away with a cover of the spread.

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Shane’s Pick South Dakota State -2

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