South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Denver Pioneers ATS Prediction 01/08/20

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The Denver Pioneers (4-13, 0-3 Summit) welcome the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (11-7, 2-1 Summit) to Magness Arena. The Pioneers will try to snap their eight-game losing streak. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Denver Pioneers Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Pioneers lost a tough one against the South Dakota Coyotes, 80-78, while the Jackrabbits had no trouble getting past the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 91-56.

South Dakota State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.180 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.656 (above their season average of 0.529). Western Illinois was 0.028 and 0.375, respectively, for those same stats. Denver, meanwhile, held South Dakota to an offensive rebounding percentage of 6.1 (below their season average of 22.5). Jase Townsend had a solid outing for Denver with 26 points and nine rebounds. Douglas Wilson, meanwhile had a solid performance for South Dakota State, contributing 19 points and five rebounds.

The Jackrabbits dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last matchup, South Dakota State won 92-82. South Dakota State’s 0.667 effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over Denver, who had a mark of 0.492. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The productive offense of South Dakota State will go head-to-head against the porous defense of Denver. The Jackrabbits rank 58th in offensive efficiency, while the Pioneers are 288th in defensive efficiency. The Jackrabbits should have the advantage on that end of the court.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Denver Pioneers Betting Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – South Dakota State, ATS Winner – South Dakota State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • South Dakota State ranks 48th in rebounds per game (39.6) while Denver ranks 247th (32.9).
  • The Pioneers rank 44th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Jackrabbits rank 82nd (3.2).
  • The Jackrabbits rank 133rd in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while the Pioneers rank 280th (15.6).
  • South Dakota State averages 13.9 assists per game, which ranks 97th in the nation. Denver ranks 154th in assists allowed per game (13.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Jackrabbits have scored an average of 85.0 points per game (8.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.8 points per game (3.6 below their season average).
  • The Pioneers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.4, up from 8.6 for the season.