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Denver vs. South Dakota State,
01/10/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 66 - 78
Point Spread: -17½/-105 South Dakota State
*3 Star Play CBB Red HOT CASH* The Denver Pioneers basketball team is in some major trouble. They are getting blown out on a regular basis, and it's hard to find a bright spot for this team. I very rarely lay this many points, but in this situation I'm going to lay it with South Dakota State.
South Dakota State excels from three-point range. The Jackrabbits are led by star Mike Daum, and Daum shoots 40% from long range. David Jenkins, the Jackrabbits second best player, shoots it at 51.9% from long range! Skyler Flatten shoots 44.1% from 3 point range for S Dakota State. As a team they shoot 43.4% from long range, which is second best in the nation. Why is that important here? Because Denver is terrible at guarding from long range. Denver ranks 349th out of 353 teams in the country in defending the 3 point line. Opponents are shooting 41.4% from long range.
Denver has already lost 6 games this year by at least 18 points. They have been beaten by 18 at lowly Western Illinois. They lost by 19 at Seattle. They lost by 23 at Utah Valley. They lost by 21 at home to a bad North Dakota team.
South Dakota State won by 22 last year at home against Denver, and that Denver team was much better than this year's version. I think this one gets ugly.
Take South Dakota State.