Southern Illinois Salukis vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Prediction, 5/2/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southern Illinois Salukis vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings, SD
Odds/Point Spread: Southern Illinois (+15.5)
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (6-1) play the Southern Illinois Salukis (6-3) at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have South Dakota State as 15.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 54.5.
In their last game the Salukis took on the Weber State Wildcats and ended up getting the victory by a score of 34-31. Stone Labanowitz went 21/34 with 264 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception in the game. Justin Strong led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 68 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.9 yards per tote. Avante Cox was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 120 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per reception for that game. The Southern Illinois Salukis ran the football 40 times and racked up 155 yards giving them an average of 3.9 yards per carry. In all, they ran 85 plays which added up to 422 yards. In the game, the Salukis earned 27 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 42 yards.
When discussing the defense, Southern Illinois gave up 17 catches on 30 tries for a total of 233 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. On the ground, the Salukis gave up 210 yards on 40 carries which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 443 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
Southern Illinois has earned 245 total points and has compiled 31 touchdowns, while sporting an average of 30:19 mins when it comes to time of possession per game. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Southern Illinois Salukis are averaging 37.2 points per outing. In terms of moving the sticks, Southern Illinois has compiled 93 passing first downs and 97 rushing first downs.
The last time they took the field the Jackrabbits went up against the Holy Cross Crusaders and earned the victory by a score of 31-3. Isaiah Davis paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 60 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 156 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 16.0 yards per carry. Jadon Janke was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 69 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 23.0 yards per catch for the game. Mark Gronowski went 12/21 with 153 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits ended up running the ball 34 times and totaled 281 yards which had them averaging 8.3 yards per rush. For the contest, the Jackrabbits earned a total of 19 first downs and they had 4 infractions for 30 yards. On the day, they ran 57 plays for a total of 439 yards.
In terms of defense, South Dakota State gave up 13 completions on 26 tries for a total of 86 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the game, they conceded 198 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Jackrabbits gave up 112 yards on 33 tries which means they had an average of 3.4 yards per carry allowed.
When discussing how much they score, the Jackrabbits are scoring 39.6 points per game. Averaging 31:29 mins per game when it comes to time of possession, the Jackrabbits have a total of 25 TDs and 207 points over the course of the season. They have tallied 81 first downs on the ground and 51 first downs through the air this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take South Dakota State (-15.5) and over 54.5 points
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