Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Tommies versus the Jackrabbits? Tip off is at at 3:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on Summ. The game will be played at Frost Arena in Brookings, SD. The odds for this Summit conference game currently have South Dakota State as the -4.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142.5 points.

ST. THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES VS SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -4.5

This game will be played at Frost Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 87-61 in favor of the Jackrabbits.
  • Not only will South Dakota State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Will the Tommies Exceed Expectations on the Road?

St. Thomas (MN) comes into this game with a record of 17-11, including 7-6 in Summit League play. The Tommies have gone 6-8 on the road this season, and they are currently riding a two-game losing streak away from home. On the season, St. Thomas has been an underdog in seven games, going 4-3 in those contests.

Most recently, the Tommies fell to North Dakota State by a score of 64-50. Over their last 10 road games, St. Thomas has gone 5-5, and they are 1-4 in their last five.

As the underdog, St. Thomas has been a perfect 7-0 vs. the spread this season. They have also gone 9-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, the Tommies are 6-4 vs. the spread this season and 1-4 vs. the spread in their last 5 road games. Overall, St. Thomas is 14-11 vs. the spread this year.

St. Thomas' over/under record for the season sits at 11-14 and the average scoring total in their games is 136.4 points. Today's over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (137.9). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the St. Thomas (MN) offense tallied 50 points in a matchup against North Dakota State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 36.5%, and they made 6 threes. The top scorer for the Tommies was Parker Bjorklund with 11 points, while Kendall Blue also chipped in with 8 points.

Currently, the Tommies' defense holds the 28th rank in the nation, allowing 65.2 points per game. The St. Thomas (MN) defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed North Dakota State to connect on 5 threes.

Will South Dakota State Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

South Dakota State has been a strong team at home this season, going 7-5 with an average scoring margin of +6.6 points per game. They have won their last three games at home, and over their last 10 games, they are 8-2.

Overall, the Jackrabbits have a record of 16-12, including an 8-4 mark in Summit League play. They are coming off a 97-70 win over Denver, and they have been favored in 18 of their 28 games this season, going 10-8 in those contests.

South Dakota State has an overall ATS record of 11-13 this season. At home, the Jackrabbits are 5-7 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, South Dakota State has gone 4-6 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for South Dakota State games is 14-10. The average over/under line in their games is 147.7 and today's line of 142.5 is lower than that average. Across their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points.

In their latest game, South Dakota State's offense looked good, scoring 97 points against Denver. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 57.1% and made 21/28 free throws. Matthew Mims led the scoring for the Jackrabbits, contributing 21 points. Additionally, Zeke Mayo chipped in with 20 points.

Currently, the Jackrabbits' defense holds the 185th rank in the nation, allowing 72.6 points per game. In their most recent game, the South Dakota State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Denver knocked down 12 three-pointers on their way to 70 points.