South Dakota State at Denver 2/3/19 - NCAAB Picks & Predictions
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits visit Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado on Sunday to play the Denver Pioneers. South Dakota State improved to 18-6 on the season following an 86-80 win over Oral Roberts. The Jackrabbits are in first place in the Summit League with a record of 8-1. Mike Daum led the Jackrabbits in the win with 23 points and nine rebounds.
Denver fell to 7-15 on the season following its 91-81 loss to Fort Wayne. The Pioneers trailed by just one point at the half, but gave up a run of 12-4 late in the second half to fall behind by 10 points and could not battle back. Ronnie Harrell Jr. led the Pioneers in the loss with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
Mike Daum leads South Dakota State in scoring and rebounding with averages of 24.8 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. David Jenkins is averaging 19.7 points per game for the Jackrabbits. The leader in assists is Tevin King with an average of 4.4 per game. South Dakota State is shooting 60.7% from the field and 41.9% from 3-point territory.
Ronnie Harrell Jr. leads the Pioneers in scoring and rebounding and is second in assists with averages of 14.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Joe Rosga is the assists leader with an average of 2.6 per game. Denver is shooting 44.8% from the field and 38.7% from 3-point territory.
South Dakota State has covered 5 of the last 6 following a loss ATS and 21 of the last 31 versus an opponent with a losing record straight up. Denver on the other hand has failed to cover 6 of the last 7 versus an opponent with a.600 or higher winning percentage and 8 of the last 9 versus an opponent with a winning record straight up. Final Score Prediction, South Dakota State Jackrabbits win and cover ATS 83-72.