Iowa State vs. South Dakota State: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 21, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

The Iowa State Cyclones (27-7) will play the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (22-12) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday at 7:35 PM ET at CHI Health Center Omaha. Tamin Lipsey and Zeke Mayo are the players to watch for the Cyclones and Jackrabbits, respectively. Thursday’s matchup between the Cyclones and the Jackrabbits features the Cyclones as sizable 15-point favorites. The over/under for the game is set at 135.

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State Betting Lines

Iowa State vs South Dakota State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Iowa State -15 135 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Iowa State (-15)
Total Pick Over (135)

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Iowa State vs. South Dakota State Stat Rankings

Iowa State Avg. (Rank) South Dakota State Avg. (Rank)
75.6 (114th) Points Scored 76.8 (87th)
61.3 (4th) Points Allowed 70.8 (140th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
9.9 (99th) Off. Rebounds 6.8 (334th)
6.5 (262nd) 3pt Made 8.3 (90th)
15.7 (37th) Assists 12.4 (240th)
10.2 (87th) Turnovers 10.5 (104th)

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State Betting Trends

  • The Cyclones have 23 wins in 34 games against the spread this season.
  • Iowa State has an ATS record of 7-2 as 15-point favorites or greater.
  • The Cyclones have seen 16 of their 34 games go over the point total.
  • In 18 games this season, Iowa State and its opponent have combined for more than 135 points.
  • Cyclones games average 136.9 total points per game this season, 1.9 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • South Dakota State has 16 wins in 31 games against the spread this year.
  • Out of 34 Iowa State’s games so far this year, 16 have gone over the total.
  • Jackrabbits games have had over 135 points 26 times this year.
  • The average total points scored in South Dakota State’s games this year (135) is 12.6 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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Iowa State Impact Players

  • Lipsey is tops on his team in assists per contest (4.9), and also puts up 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Defensively, he puts up 2.8 steals (third in the nation) and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Keshon Gilbert is tops on the Cyclones at 13.8 points per contest, while also putting up 4.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds.
  • Curtis Jones is averaging 10.5 points, 1.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds per contest.
  • Tre King averages a team-best 5.2 rebounds per contest. He is also posting 9.1 points and 0.8 assists, shooting 50.2% from the field.
  • Robert Jones averages 8.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocked shots.

South Dakota State Impact Players

  • Mayo is the Jackrabbits’ top scorer (18.5 points per game) and assist man (3.5), and puts up 5.8 rebounds.
  • William Kyle III tops the Jackrabbits in rebounding (6.7 per game), and posts 13.0 points and 1.6 assists. He also posts 0.3 steals and 1.6 blocked shots.
  • Charlie Easley is putting up 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest, making 46.4% of his shots from the floor and 38.5% from beyond the arc, with 1.9 treys per contest.
  • Luke Appel gets the Jackrabbits 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also posts 0.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Kalen Garry is posting 7.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest, making 40.3% of his shots from the floor and 33.6% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 triples per game.

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