South Dakota State vs Western Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 8, 2021

Summit opponents meet when the South Dakota State Jackrabbits host the Western Illinois Leathernecks at Frost Arena, starting at 8:30 PM ET on Friday, January 8. The Jackrabbits are  favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The point total is  for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 8, 2021, 2:14 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

South Dakota State Betting Information

  • The Jackrabbits have covered the spread more often than not this season, compiling a record ATS of 4-3.
  • Only 3 of 7 South Dakota State games this season (42.9%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

South Dakota State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Noah Freidel 8 17.5 4.9 2.1 1.1 0.5 2.9
Doug Wilson 5 14.2 6.0 2.6 0.8 0.8 0.0
Baylor Scheierman 9 14.2 8.8 2.3 1.2 0.2 2.6
Alex Arians 9 11.7 5.1 2.9 0.4 0.0 1.2
Matt Dentlinger 9 7.8 3.3 1.2 0.4 1.3 0.1

Western Illinois Betting Information

  • With a 3-2-1 record ATS this season, Western Illinois has outperformed expectations.
  • The Leathernecks and their opponents have often been held under this season, only hitting the over in 33.3% (2) of their six games played.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Western Illinois Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tamell Pearson 9 12.8 7.6 1.1 0.1 0.9 0.0
Will Carius 9 11.3 6.1 1.2 1.1 1.0 2.1
Justin Brookens 9 10.0 1.9 2.2 0.2 0.0 1.8
Rod Johnson 9 9.8 5.8 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.9
Anthony Jones 9 6.7 3.8 2.0 0.4 0.0 0.2

Total Facts

  • South Dakota State’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup total (155.5 points) in 25% of opportunities (two out of eight matchups).
  • In Western Illinois’ games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday’s matchup total in three out of eight matchups (37.5%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 145 points per game, 10.5 points fewer than the total of 155.5 for this game.
  • This game’s total is 4.9 fewer points than the 150.6 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the over/under in Jackrabbits games is 6.6 points fewer than the over/under of 155.5 points in this contest.
  • Leathernecks games have an over/under of 146.6 points this season, 8.9 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Head to Head

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

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