South Dakota State vs North Dakota - Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/29/24

North Dakota (17-12) vs South Dakota State (16-12)

Game Info: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Betty Engelstad Sioux Center)

Betting Odds: North Dakota Pick Em -- Over/Under: 149 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and North Dakota Fighting Hawks face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at The Betty. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free South Dakota State vs North Dakota prediction.

Is South Dakota State Figuring it Out?

South Dakota State all of a sudden is getting hot and they come into this game with a 17-12 record overall. South Dakota State has won three games in a row and in the last game against St Thomas, they were able to secure the 77-72. Zeke Mayo had another big game putting up 23 points, five rebounds, and two assists. South Dakota State is averaging 77.4 points while their defense is giving up 72.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 80th in the league, and the offense is going to need to be good here. 

How Does North Dakota Bounce Back?

North Dakota in the last game faced off against North Dakota State, and they were competitive but they ended up losing 73-68. In the second half the defense gave up 40 points, and that led to the Fighting Hawks loss. North Dakota is averaging 75.1 points while their defense is giving up 72 points per game. The offense is ranked 140th in the league while the defense is ranked 187th. B.J. Omot has been the top player for North Dakota averaging 17.2 points while shooting 42.1 percent from the field and 28.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

South Dakota State vs North Dakota Betting Prediction

South Dakota State is going to get the job done here. The best player on the court here is Zeke Mayo and he plays for the Jackrabbits. South Dakota State is averaging 77.4 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. North Dakota’s offense won’t be keeping up, and it will be the Jackrabbits that are going to have no issue getting the job done. Back South Dakota State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick South Dakota State Pick Em

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