South Dakota State vs North Dakota State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, March 6, 2023

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The No. 2 seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits (19-12, 13-5 Summit League) will square off in the Summit League Tournament against the No. 3 seed North Dakota State Bison (15-16, 11-7 Summit League) on Monday at Denny Sanford Premier Center, tipping off at 9:30 PM.

Monday’s matchup between the Jackrabbits and the Bison sees the Jackrabbits as 5-point favorites. The matchup has a point total of 139.5.

South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State Odds

Point Spread for South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing South Dakota State as the favorite.

South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, South Dakota State has -211 odds to pick up the win, while North Dakota State is listed at +176 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 139.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Arena: Denny Sanford Premier Center

South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State Betting Trends

Against the spread, South Dakota State is 14-15-1 this season. The Jackrabbits have won in 16, or 76.2%, of the 21 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. South Dakota State’s games this year have hit the over on 12 of 29 set point totals.

Against the spread, North Dakota State is 14-15-0 this year. The Bison have put together a 3-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 18.8% of those games). North Dakota State’s games this season have gone over the total in 13 of 29 opportunities (44.8%).

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South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State Key Players to Watch

South Dakota State

Zeke Mayo is tops on his team in points (18.2), rebounds (6.3) and assists (3.4) per game, shooting 43.1% from the field and 37% from downtown with 2.6 made 3-pointers per contest. Defensively, he posts 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots. Matt Dentlinger averages 12.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.7 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. William Kyle III averages 9.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.4 steals and 1.2 blocked shots. Alex Arians is posting 8.8 points, 2.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game.

North Dakota State

Grant Nelson leads the Bison in scoring (18.1 points per game), rebounding (9) and assists (2.1), shooting 52.6% from the field. He also averages 0.8 steals and 1.7 blocked shots. Boden Skunberg is averaging 14.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, making 44.1% of his shots from the field and 38% from beyond the arc, with 1.7 treys per game. Andrew Morgan gets the Bison 10.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.4 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Tajavis Miller is putting up 8.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest, making 38.5% of his shots from the field and 36.5% from 3-point range, with 1.6 treys per contest.

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What you need to know about the South Dakota State Jackrabbits

South Dakota State is 10-9-0 ATS in conference games this season. So far this year, the Jackrabbits are putting up 70.7 points per game (198th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 69.2 points per contest (148th-ranked). South Dakota State is averaging 30.1 rebounds per game (274th-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 31.6 rebounds per contest (213th-ranked).

South Dakota State ranks 157th in the nation with 7.6 treys per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 157th with a 34.7% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Jackrabbits are giving up 7.9 treys per game (262nd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 32.9% (117th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Jackrabbits are 6-4 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, South Dakota State has hit the over six times. In its last 10 games, South Dakota State has been putting up 77 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 70.7 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The past 10 games have seen South Dakota State concede 0.1 fewer points per game (69.1) than its season-long average (69.2).

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What you need to know about the North Dakota State Bison

North Dakota State has put together an 11-8-0 ATS record so far this year in conference play. The Bison score 72.8 points per game and give up 72.4, ranking them 156th in the nation on offense and 247th defensively. North Dakota State grabs 33.6 rebounds per game and give up 30.7 boards, ranking 70th and 155th, respectively, in college basketball.

North Dakota State makes 7.6 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 157th and 207th, respectively, in the country. Giving up 7.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 33.2% from downtown, the Bison are 163rd and 137th in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Bison are 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests. Three of North Dakota State’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. While North Dakota State is posting 72.8 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark in its previous 10 games, producing 74.9 a contest. In their last 10 games, the Bison are ceding 69.7 points per contest, compared to their season average of 72.4 points allowed.

South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is South Dakota State, and we predict that North Dakota State will cover the spread (South Dakota State -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 139.5 points.

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How to bet South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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