Denver hosts South Dakota State following Dentlinger’s 20-point showing

South Dakota State Jackrabbits (15-11, 10-4 Summit) at Denver Pioneers (13-15, 4-11 Summit)

Denver; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Denver -5; over/under is 143.5

BOTTOM LINE: South Dakota State plays the Denver Pioneers after Matt Dentlinger scored 20 points in South Dakota State’s 72-67 win over the South Dakota Coyotes.

The Pioneers are 7-4 in home games. Denver ranks ninth in the Summit in team defense, giving up 75.4 points while holding opponents to 45.1% shooting.

The Jackrabbits are 10-4 in conference games. South Dakota State is seventh in the Summit scoring 70.0 points per game and is shooting 44.7%.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tommy Bruner is scoring 16.5 points per game with 2.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the Pioneers. Touko Tainamo is averaging 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 51.9% over the past 10 games for Denver.

Zeke Mayo is scoring 18.2 points per game with 6.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the Jackrabbits. Dentlinger is averaging 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over the past 10 games for South Dakota State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pioneers: 3-7, averaging 66.9 points, 31.8 rebounds, 10.5 assists, 5.0 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.5 points per game.

Jackrabbits: 8-2, averaging 75.4 points, 29.7 rebounds, 11.2 assists, 5.4 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.7 points.


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