Denver vs South Dakota State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/12/24

South Dakota State (20-12) vs Denver (17-16)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)

Betting Odds: South Dakota State -8.5 -- Over/Under: 164.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Pioneers and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet Tuesday in the college basketball Summit League Tournament championship at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Denver vs. South Dakota State prediction.

Denver Team Preview

The Denver Pioneers come into the conference championship after continuing their run with a 66-63 win over Omaha last time out. Tommy Bruner leads the Pioneers in scoring and assists with 24.3 PPG and 4.3 APG this season. Touko Tainamo has 15.8 PPG with a team-high 7.8 RPG to lead the Pioneers and Jaxon Brenchley has 10.9 PPG with 5.5 RPG and 2.9 APG of his own as well to round out the scoring in double figures for the Pioneers this season. As a team, Denver is averaging 81.9 PPG on 45.4% shooting from the field, 35% from three and 73.9% from the foul line this season.

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South Dakota State Team Preview

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits come into the conference title game after taking out St. Thomas 59-49 last time out. Zeke Mayo leads South Dakota State in scoring and assists with 18.9 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 3.5 APG while Luke Appel has 11.6 PPG with 4.3 RPG and Charlie Easley has 12.3 PPG with 5.5 RPG. William Kyle III has 13 PPG with 6.5 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for South Dakota State so far this season. As a team, South Dakota State is averaging 76.8 PPG on 48.3% shooting from the field, 36.2% from three and 70.9% from the foul line this season.

Denver vs. South Dakota State Prediction

I’m on the under here. Both of these teams played low-scoring battles in their semi-final games and I think with a spot in the NCAA tournament on the line, we see an even more timid approach here. The only reason the total is this high is because of the regular season meetings turning into track meets, but like I said, with so much at stake, I think there’s a lot of caution exercised here as we have a low-scoring battle. Give me the under.

Chris’s Pick Under 164.5

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