The North Dakota State Bison (23-9) face the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (29-4) Tuesday in the Summit League championship game. Tip-off from Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., is at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2). Below, we look at the North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
The Bison dispatched last season’s Summit League champ Oral Roberts 92-72 to earn a spot in the Summit League Championship. Oral Roberts is an experienced team that captivated America with a run to the Sweet Sixteen as a 15-seed in 2021. North Dakota State enters this game with nine wins in its last 10 games and has covered the spread in six of its last seven outings.
The Jackrabbits swept the regular-season series against the Bison, but both games were decided by just 4 points. SDSU has won 20 consecutive games since its last loss Dec. 15.
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North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State odds, spread and lines
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Money line: North Dakota State +220 (bet $100 to win $220) | South Dakota State -280 (bet $280 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): North Dakota State +5.5 (-105) | South Dakota State -5.5 (-120)
Over/Under (O/U): 149.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)
North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State odds, lines, picks and predictions
South Dakota State 83, North Dakota State 77
South Dakota State is likely the right side but there’s just no value with a -280 tag. Each of the two regular-season meetings was a nail-biter, and this one likely to be right along those same lines. Too much so to consider a money line play. PASS.
Against the spread
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE -5.5 (-120) won each of the regular-season meetings by 4 points, and you can expect another close shave here. However, the fact this game is in Sioux Falls gives the Jackrabbits all the advantage they need to get back to the NCAA Tournament.
The OVER 149.5 (-115) is the way to go, especially in South Dakota State games. The Jackrabbits have scored 79 or more points in nine straight outings and have cashed the Over in three of their last four overall. The Over also hit in each of the two regular-season meetings with North Dakota State, with a total of 156 points in the Jan. 29 meetings, and 176 total points Dec. 30 in Fargo.
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