South Dakota State vs Omaha Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The No. 2 seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits (18-12, 13-5 Summit) will meet the No. 10 seed Omaha Mavericks (9-22, 4-14 Summit) in the Summit Tournament Saturday at Denny Sanford Premier Center, starting at 9:30 PM.

South Dakota State is a substantial 11-point favorite against Omaha when the Jackrabbits square off with the Mavericks on Saturday. The matchup’s point total is 144.5.

South Dakota State vs. Omaha Odds

Point Spread for South Dakota State vs. Omaha

The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with sportsbooks listing South Dakota State as the favorite.

South Dakota State vs. Omaha Moneyline

As for the moneyline, South Dakota State has -644 odds to pick up the win, while Omaha is listed at +461 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 144.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Arena: Denny Sanford Premier Center

South Dakota State vs. Omaha Betting Trends

Against the spread, South Dakota State is 14-14-1 this season. The Jackrabbits have been victorious in 15, or 75%, of the 20 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. South Dakota State’s games this year have gone over the total in 12 out of 30 opportunities (40%).

Omaha is 16-14-0 against the spread this year. The Mavericks have won four of the 25 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (16%). Omaha’s games this year have gone over the total in 18 of 30 opportunities (60%).

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South Dakota State vs. Omaha Key Players to Watch

South Dakota State

Zeke Mayo leads his squad in points (18.3), rebounds (6.2) and assists (3.4) per game, shooting 44% from the field and 38.4% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game. Defensively, he puts up 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots. Matt Dentlinger posts 12.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, shooting 58.8% from the floor. William Kyle III averages 9.5 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.4 steals and 1.3 blocked shots. Alex Arians averages 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.


Frankie Fidler is the Mavericks’ top scorer (14.8 points per game) and rebounder (5.6), and posts 2.7 assists. JJ White is putting up a team-leading 4 assists per contest. He’s also producing 9.6 points and 2.8 rebounds, hitting 42.4% of his shots from the floor. Marquel Sutton gives the Mavericks 10.3 points, 5 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game. He also delivers 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Dylan Brougham is putting up 5.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.3 assists per contest, making 66.7% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the South Dakota State Jackrabbits

South Dakota State has put together a 10-8-0 ATS record in conference games so far this year. The Jackrabbits are posting 70.9 points per game (194th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while ceding 69.6 points per contest (165th-ranked). So far this season, South Dakota State is pulling down 30 rebounds per game (279th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 31.5 rebounds per contest (200th-ranked).

South Dakota State is 158th in the nation with 7.6 treys per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 147th with a 34.9% shooting percentage from three-point land. So far this year, the Jackrabbits are giving up 7.9 three-pointers per game (262nd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 32.8% (112th-ranked) from downtown.

The Jackrabbits have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall over their past 10 games. South Dakota State has hit the over in six of its last 10 outings. In its last 10 games, South Dakota State has been racking up 76.1 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 70.9 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. South Dakota State’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (69.6) shows no change from its season-long per-game points allowed average during the 2022-23 campaign.

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What you need to know about the Omaha Mavericks

Omaha has put together a 9-10-0 ATS record so far this year in conference play. On offense the Mavericks are the 252nd-ranked team in the nation (68.9 points per game). Defensively they are 22nd-worst (76.6 points allowed per game). Omaha is 283rd in the country in rebounds per game (29.9) and 238th in rebounds conceded (31.9).

Beyond the arc, Omaha is 22nd-worst in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (5.6). It is ranked 198th in 3-point percentage at 33.9%. In 2022-23, the Mavericks are 327th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (8.6 per game) and 325th in defensive 3-point percentage (36.4%).

The Mavericks have gone 2-8 over their last 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Omaha has hit the over in six of its last 10 contests. While Omaha is putting up 68.9 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark in its previous 10 games, tallying 69.5 a contest. Over their last 10 games, the Mavericks are giving up 75.7 points per contest, compared to their season average of 76.6 points allowed.

South Dakota State vs. Omaha Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is South Dakota State, and we expect that South Dakota State will cover the spread (South Dakota State -11). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 144.5 points.

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How to bet South Dakota State vs. Omaha

You can bet on South Dakota State vs. Omaha at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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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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