The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look to break a tie with the North Dakota State Bison for the second-most Summit League tournament championships in conference history when the teams meet in the 2022 Summit League Tournament championship game on Tuesday. South Dakota State (29-4, 18-0), which is riding a 20-game winning streak and has set a school record for victories in a season, has won the tournament five times — most recently in 2018. The Bison (23-9, 13-5) earned the chance to compete for their sixth crown by posting a semifinal victory over Oral Roberts, which ended their bid for a third consecutive title in last year’s final.
Tipoff from the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD is set for 9 p.m. ET. The Jackrabbits are six-point favorites in the latest South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 150. Before making any North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State:
- South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State spread: Jackrabbits -6
- South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State over-under: 150 points
- South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State money line: Jackrabbits -260, Bison +210
- SDS: The Jackrabbits are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games following a straight-up win by at least 20 points
- NDS: The Bison are 6-1 ATS in their last seven overall contests
Why South Dakota State can cover
The Jackrabbits haven’t lost since Dec. 15, when they fell 75-63 at Missouri State in their final non-conference game of 2021-22. They followed their lowest scoring performance of the campaign with 18 straight victories en route to winning their fifth consecutive regular-season title and becoming the first team to go undefeated during conference play in the Summit League’s 40-year history. The Jackrabbits, who lead the nation in field-goal percentage (52.8) and rank second in points (87.1), have followed by winning their first two tournament contests by a total of 31 points.
South Dakota State posted a pair of four-point victories against North Dakota State during the regular season, with Baylor Scheierman leading the team offensively in both contests. The sophomore guard recorded 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 90-86 road triumph on Dec. 30 before registering 23 points and eight boards at home in an 80-76 win on Jan. 29. Senior forward Douglas Wilson, who is producing a team-leading 16.3 points per game, averaged 16 in the two victories against the Bison and scored a game-high 21 on 8-of-11 shooting in Monday’s 83-60 semifinal win versus South Dakota.
Why North Dakota State can cover
The Bison are appearing in the Summit League tournament championship game for the fourth straight season and eighth time in 10 years. They had their bid for a third consecutive title dashed by Oral Roberts last campaign but exacted a bit of revenge with their semifinal triumph on Monday. Sam Griesel is averaging 13.9 points in 2021-22 but came up with his best offensive performance of the season in the victory.
The junior guard matched his career high with a team-leading 26 points on 12-of-18 shooting while also recording nine rebounds and eight assists. Greisel has produced at least 21 points in five of his last seven outings. Freshman forward Grant Nelson scored 20 points against the Golden Eagles, marking the third time this season he reached the mark, as he went 9-for-11 from the floor while also grabbing eight boards.
How to make North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 155 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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