South Dakota State vs St. Thomas (MN) Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/11/24

St. Thomas (MN) (20-12) vs South Dakota State (20-12)

Game Info: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)

Betting Odds: St. Thomas (MN) +2 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a South Dakota State vs St. Thomas-Minnesota betting prediction for this college basketball game on Monday, March 11th at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in South Dakota. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The St. Thomas recent form and recent player performance 
  • The South Dakota State recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St. Thomas 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving South Dakota State
  • Recent betting trends in games played between St. Thomas and South Dakota State
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between St. Thomas and South Dakota State

South Dakota State Preview

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 20-12 (12-4) this year after they defeated Oral Roberts by a score of 79-63 in their last game. South Dakota State led 38-21 at halftime, but they did allow 42 points in the second half in the win. The Jackrabbits shot 55.1% from the field and made 17 free throws in the game. South Dakota State has won six games in a row and eight of their last nine. The Jackrabbits are scoring 77.3 points per game with 35.6 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, while allowing 71.6 points against per game this year. Zeke Mayo is averaging 19.1 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, and 3.6 assists per game. South Dakota State is shooting 48.5% from the field, 70.9% on free throws, and 36.2% on three pointers this season.

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St. Thomas-Minnesota Preview

The St. Thomas-Minnesota Tommies are 20-12 (9-7) this season after they defeated North Dakota State by a score of 68-58 in their last game. St. Thomas led 42-22 at the half, but they were out scored 36-26 in the second half in the win. The Tommies shot 51% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. St. Thomas defeated Denver by a score of 83-58 and Omaha by a score of 88-61 in the two games prior to NDSU. The Tommies are scoring 73.7 points per game with 31.2 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game, while giving up 65.3 points against per game this season. Parker Bjorklund is averaging 13.5 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game. St. Thomas is shooting 47.4% from the field, 73.7% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers this year. 

South Dakota State vs St. Thomas Betting Prediction

South Dakota State finished the regular season with a 12-4 conference record and they finished first in the Summit League standings. The Jackrabbits are allowing 71.6 points against per game on defense, but their offense has been able to cover by scoring over 77 points per game. St. Thomas finished the season with a 9-7 record and they finished fourth in the standings. South Dakota State won both meetings with St. Thomas during the regular season by scores of 81-80 and 77-72. The Jackrabbits have done a great job winning games, but St. Thomas has played them tough this season and I think they can take advantage of the South Dakota State defense. I do think St. Thomas will be able to keep it close, but with this line as close as it is, I like South Dakota State to win. 

David’s Pick South Dakota State ML

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