South Dakota State vs North Dakota State: Men’s College Basketball Betting Odds and Picks – February 19, 2021

Written By Staff on February 19, 2021 - Last Updated on March 5, 2021

Summit opponents meet when the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (11-5) visit the North Dakota State Bison (10-9) at Scheels Center, starting at 8:30 PM ET on Friday, February 19, 2021. The Bison are 1.5-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s over/under is 142.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 19, 2021, 2:17 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
South Dakota State -1.5 -112 -109 142.5 -109 -112

Keys to the Game for South Dakota State

  • South Dakota State has an 8-7 record against the spread this year.
  • The Jackrabbits have not fared well as a 1.5-point favorite, going 5-6 against the spread when favored by at least 1.5 points.
  • The Jackrabbits routinely hit the over, covering the point total in 10 out of 15 games (66.7%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

South Dakota State Leaders

  • The Jackrabbits leader in rebounds and assist is Baylor Scheierman, who grabs 9.7 rebounds and distributes 3.6 assists per game along with scoring 14.7 points per contest.
  • Doug Wilson is South Dakota State’s leading scorer, averaging 16.2 per game while tacking on 5.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
  • Noah Freidel provides the bulk of the Jackrabbits’ three-point shooting production. He makes 2.7 threes per game to lead the team.
  • Scheierman is the Jackrabbits leader in steals, averaging 1.2 steals per game, while Matt Dentlinger leads them in blocks with 1.0 per contest.

Keys to the Game for North Dakota State

  • The Bison have a winning record against the spread, going 12-7 ATS (covering 63.2% of the time).
  • The Bison have fared well as a 1.5-point underdog, going 7-5 against the spread when they are at least 1.5-point underdogs.
  • The Bison and their opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 9 of 19 (47.4%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

North Dakota State Leaders

  • Rocky Kreuser leads the team in both scoring (14.8 points per game) and rebounding (6.9 rebounds per game).
  • The Bison assist leader is Sam Griesel with 3.0 assists per game.
  • Kreuser knocks down a team-high 1.7 three-pointers per game for the Bison.
  • Griesel leads the Jackrabbits with 1.2 steals per game and Grant Nelson is their top shot blocker with 1.1 blocks per game.

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bison (+1.5)

Pick OU:
Over (142.5)

Prediction: North Dakota State 73, South Dakota State 72

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Head to Head

The Jackrabbits are 4-1 against the Bison in the last five meetings between the two teams. The Jackrabbits have covered the spread more often than not against the Bison, holding a 2-1 record ATS in those head-to-head meetings.

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
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