South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Nevada Wolf Pack ATS Prediction


Expect a shootout when the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (9-3) challenge the seventh-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack (10-0) at Lawlor Events Center. The game can be seen on ESPN 3 at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Nevada Wolf Pack ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Wolf Pack defeated the BYU Cougars 86-70, while the Jackrabbits beat the Grand Canyon Antelopes 79-74.

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 put up marks of 27.7 and 0.407, respectively. The Wolf Pack, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.424 vs. 0.174) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (23.9 vs. 19.6). Jordan Caroline played a key role for Nevada with 25 points and 16 rebounds. Meanwhile, Mike Daum had a good outing for South Dakota State, finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

The Jackrabbits’ Daum has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Caleb Martin has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Wolf Pack.

This matchup figures to be a high-scoring affair as a pair of the NCAA’s top offenses clash. Nevada currently ranks sixth with 120.3 points per 100 possessions and South Dakota State is second (121.2). Additionally, the Jackrabbits rank 51st in turnover percentage (16.5 percent), while the Wolf Pack rank 300th in opponents’ turnover percentage (16.8 percent).

South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Nevada, ATS Winner – Nevada, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Nevada averages 23.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 110th in the NCAA. South Dakota State ranks 270th in three pointers allowed per game (30.1).
  • The Jackrabbits rank 33rd in rebounds per game (40.1) while the Wolf Pack rank 122nd in rebounds allowed per game (34.3).
  • Nevada ranks 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while South Dakota State ranks 77th (3.1).
  • The Wolf Pack rank 13th in steals allowed per game (4.5) while the Jackrabbits rank 141st (6.6).
  • South Dakota State ranks 33rd in assists allowed per game (10.7) while Nevada ranks 123rd (13.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Jackrabbits have scored an average of 80.2 points per game (7.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.2 points per game (1.6 above their season average).
  • The Wolf Pack’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 22.2, up from 17.4 for the season.