March Madness Las Vegas Odds & College Basketball Picks: South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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March Madness Las Vegas Odds & College Basketball Picks: South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Gonzaga Bulldogs

#16 South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs

Jackrabbits: 18-16 (4-1 N)
Bulldogs: 32-1 (7-0 N)
When: 2:00 PM ET, Thursday, March 16, 2017
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV: TBS

The Gonzaga Bulldogs, one of the four top-ranked seed in the NCAA Tournament, will attempt to begin on a positive note when get to tangle with the sixteenth-seeded South Dakota Jackrabbits in the first round of the West Region set to be staged on Thursday at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt lake City, Utah.

The Jackrabbits have been a stable fixture in the Big Dance participating for the fourth time since 2012. They reached the second round (round of 64) two straight years before losing to Maryland 79-76 in the first round last year. The Jackrabbits will get their first taste at playing Gonzaga in their school history.

South Dakota State finished fourth in the Summit Conference but prevailed over No. 1 South Dakota in the Semifinals before winning the Championship 79-77 against the Omaha Mavericks on March 7th. The Jackrabbits have a decent offense which is ranked tied for 75th in the nation but their defense leaves much to be desired as it allows 77.4 points per game.

That could spell trouble against Gonzaga who can light it up with 84.6 points scored per game which is good for13th in the country. Gonzaga cruised through the West Coast Conference Tournament winning in double-digit fashion in two of three of their encounters. They manhandled Saint Mary’s 74-56 in the Championship game on March 7. A win by Gonzaga is almost a certainty and the 22-point spread seems a reasonable number to cover.

BetOnline has the Gonzaga listed as 22-point favorites and the game's total is sitting at 156.

#16 South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs March Madness Las Vegas Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
737 South Dakota State
153
738 Gonzaga
-22½
  Moneyline
+1861/-9000

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Gonzaga was a 74-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Gaels. They covered the -4.5-point spread as favorites.

In their last action, South Dakota State was a 79-77 winner on the road against Mavericks. They failed to cover the -3-point spread as favorites.

#16 South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs March Madness Las Vegas Odds & Trends

South Dakota State:
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
South Dakota State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
South Dakota State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of South Dakota State's last 24 games

Gonzaga:
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Gonzaga is 19-5-1 ATS in its last 25 games
Gonzaga is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Gonzaga's last 5 games

College Basketball Picks: Gonzaga -22 at BetOnline

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