UNI Panthers vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The UNI Panthers (3-4) will clash against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (6-2) at U.S. Bank Stadium. The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

UNI Panthers vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Jackrabbits had no trouble getting past the UMKC Kangaroos, 75-47, while the Panthers lost big to the Utah State Aggies, 71-52.

South Dakota State played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.246 (matching their season average) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 25.0). UMKC was 0.069 and 16.7, respectively, for those same stats. UNI, on the other hand, held Utah State to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.3 (below their season average of 37.1). Mike Daum led the way for South Dakota State, finishing with 26 points and 18 rebounds. Luke McDonnell played a pivotal role for UNI with 14 points.

The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the prolific offense of South Dakota State takes on the stingy defense of UNI. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Jackrabbits rank ninth in offensive efficiency, while the Panthers are 29th in defensive efficiency. Also, the Panthers, who rank 307th in offensive rebounding percentage (24.8 percent), might struggle to get put-back points against the Jackrabbits, who rank eighth in defensive rebounding percentage (77.3 percent).

UNI vs. South Dakota State Free Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • South Dakota State ranks 24th in rebounds per game (39.3) while UNI ranks 194th (35.0).
  • The Jackrabbits rank 196th in assists per game (13.1) while the Panthers rank 300th (10.9).
  • South Dakota State ranks 38th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while UNI ranks 138th (3.3).
  • The Panthers rank 137th in three pointers allowed per game (21.4) while the Jackrabbits rank 301st (25.4).
  • South Dakota State ranks 32nd in steals allowed per game (5.2) while UNI ranks 163rd (6.2).