South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks: January 8, 2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (5-3) host the Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-6) in a matchup of Summit teams at Frost Arena, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET on Friday, January 8, 2021. The Leathernecks are 18.5-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s point total is set at 155.5.

Betting Information

South Dakota State vs Western Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
South Dakota State -18.5 -110 -110 155.5 -110 -110 -3335 1200

Computer Picks

Computer picks for South Dakota State vs Western Illinois
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Western Illinois (+18.5) Under (155.5) South Dakota State 83 Western Illinois 66

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Total Facts

  • In two of eight games (25%) this year, the Jackrabbits and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s point total of 155.5 points.
  • Western Illinois and its opponents have combined to score more than 155.5 points in 37.5% of their games this year (three of eight chances).
  • The two teams average a combined 10.5 fewer points per game (145) than this game’s over/under of 155.5 points.
  • The Jackrabbits and the Leathernecks have seen their opponents average a combined 4.9 fewer points per game than the point total of 155.5 set for this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Jackrabbits have had set in matchups this season is 6.6 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • Leathernecks games this season have averaged an over/under of 146.6 points, 8.9 less than the point total in this matchup.

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South Dakota State Betting Information

  • The Jackrabbits have been strong against the spread this season, earning a 4-3 record.
  • South Dakota State and its opponents have converted the over just 3 times in 7 (42.9%) games this season.

Western Illinois Betting Information

  • Western Illinois has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 3-2-1 ATS.
  • The Leathernecks and their opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this season — 2 of 6 (33.3%).

Head to Head

South Dakota State vs Western Illinois (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-61 SDKST
1/4/2020 South Dakota State -13.5 155 -1250 +700 Regular Season 91-56 SDKST
3/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 86-66 SDKST
12/28/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 100-58 SDKST

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South Dakota State Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Jackrabbits this season is Noah Freidel, who averages 17.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.
  • Baylor Scheierman is South Dakota State’s leading rebounder, grabbing 8.8 per game, while Alex Arians is its best passer, averaging 2.9 assists in each contest.
  • Freidel leads the Jackrabbits in three-point shooting with an average of 2.9 made threes per game.
  • The South Dakota State steals leader is Scheierman, who averages 1.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Matt Dentlinger, who compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

Western Illinois Leaders

  • The Leathernecks’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Tamell Pearson with 12.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
  • Marcus Watson Jr.’s assist statline leads Western Illinois; he records 3.3 assists per game.
  • Will Carius is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Leathernecks, hitting 2.1 threes per game.
  • Western Illinois’ leader in steals is Watson (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Carius (1.0 per game).
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