Southern University Jaguars at South Dakota State Jackrabbits Betting Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, College Basketball

The Southern University Jaguars (1-7) head to Frost Arena to take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (7-3). The Jaguars will attempt to put an end to their six-game losing streak. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Southern University Jaguars vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Jackrabbits were victorious over the Grand Canyon Antelopes, 79-74, while the Jaguars lost big to the Alabama Crimson Tide, 82-62.

South Dakota State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.9 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.543. For those same stats, Grand Canyon was 27.7 and 0.407, respectively. Southern University, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (18.0 vs. 22.9). Mike Daum fueled South Dakota State with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Southern University received a boost from Eddie Reese, who contributed 16 points.

Daum has been playing at a high level as of late for South Dakota State, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The prolific offense of South Dakota State will square off against the bottom-tier defense of Southern University. Dating back to last season, the Jackrabbits rank 14th in offensive efficiency, while the Jaguars are 253rd in defensive efficiency. The Jackrabbits figure to have the edge on that side of the ball. Also, the Jaguars have been among the country’s elite on the offensive backboards, ranking 42nd in offensive rebounding percentage (33.5 percent). The Jackrabbits, however, rank 10th at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 77.1 percent.

Southern University Jaguars vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – South Dakota State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • South Dakota State ranks 49th in three pointers attempted per game (25.4) while Southern University ranks 318th (15.9).
  • The Jackrabbits rank 179th in assists per game (13.2) while the Jaguars rank 294th (10.7).
  • Southern University ranks 194th in steals per game (5.8) while South Dakota State ranks 267th (5.0).
  • The Jackrabbits rank 32nd in rebounds per game (39.1) while the Jaguars rank 241st in rebounds allowed per game (36.6).
  • South Dakota State ranks 53rd in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Southern University ranks 235th (4.2).