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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. USC Trojans

Where: Galen Center, Los Angeles, CA

When: Tuesday, November 12, 10:00 PM. ET.

The USC Trojans will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Tuesday night.

Jackrabbits Going For Fourth Consecutive Win

The Jackrabbits are off to a good start this season, winning their first three games. The team suffered a scare in its last game but managed to get past CSU Bakersfield and get the win. They will face their toughest test of the young season when they face the Trojans on Tuesday.

South Dakota State has played well offensively, averaging 83 points per game. The team is shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from three-point range.

Douglas Wilson leads the Jackrabbits with 21 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Brandon Key is averaging 13 points and 4.3 assists per game, while Matt Dentlinger is averaging 11 points and eight rebounds per game.

The Jackrabbits have played well defensively this season, holding opponents to 68.7 points per game. They struggled in their last game, giving up 91 points to the Roadrunners and can’t afford a repeat performance if they want to beat the Trojans.

Trojans Going Trying To Stay Perfect At Home

The Trojans handily won their first two games of the season and will try to add to their total with another win before hitting the road to face Nevada, giving them their third consecutive win.

Even though they have played lower-tier teams so far, the Trojans have looked good offensively, averaging 76.5 points per game. The team is shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range.

Onyeka Okongwu leads the young Trojans with 20 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game. Isaiah Mobley is averaging 11 points and seven rebounds per game, while Jonah Mathews is averaging 10.5 points and two rebounds per game.

USC has also played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 56.5 points per game. They struggled early in their last game but were able to hold off Portland in the second half. They will need to stay focused on the defensive end to avoid losing to the Jackrabbits.

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Full-Game Side Bet

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The Jackrabbits have won three straight games, but the Trojans are the pick here because the Jackrabbits struggled in their first road game of the season and needed overtime to get past CSU Bakersfield. The Trojans are a much better team than the Roadrunners and will cause problems for the Jackrabbits on both sides because they are averaging 76.5 points per game and holding opponents to 56.5 points per game. South Dakota State has feasted on bad defenses in their first three games, and their offense will hit a brick wall against the Trojans, while the Trojans will be able to score against a defense that gave up 91 points to the Roadrunners. Expect the Trojans to win big on Tuesday night.

Prediction: USC Trojans

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Jackrabbits are averaging 83 points per game, but their offense will come back to earth against the Trojans and keep them well below their season average. The Trojans are averaging 76.5 points per game, but they will go over their season average against the Jackrabbits, who give up 68.7 points per game but gave up 91 points in their last game. However, it won’t be enough to push the score over the total.

Prediction: Under

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The Jackrabbits will cover the first half spread because they have outplayed the Trojans in the first half, averaging 34.5 points per game while the Trojans average 32.5 points per game.

Prediction: South Dakota State Jackrabbits

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The Trojans and Jackrabbits are averaging 67 combined points per game in their first half and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.