Summit League predictions: Jan 30 – Feb 3

January 30

Omaha @ South Dakota State on ESPN3

Why on a Tuesday?  What is going on?  How is this possible?  I mean…

It’s nice for the Mavericks to have everyone playing, finally, but they’re two-thirds of the way through the season and in the mode of trying to figure out their rotation.

February 1

Oral Roberts @ Fort Wayne

Sure, Oral Roberts beat the Mastodons by 16 in Tulsa.  Yeah, Oral Roberts won 2 games last week.  But, the Golden Eagles have been on a struggle bus ever since starting the conference 3-0.  It’s like all their will was taken out of them after losing by 3 to South Dakota State

South Dakota @ Western Illinois on ESPN3

After an odd week of defeating South Dakota State and losing to Denver, the Coyotes will look to get back on track.  And luckily, they get to start off against the Leathernecks.

North Dakota State @ South Dakota State on ESPN3

Since the Bison have no one who can guard Mike Daum, they need Daum to just be off.  Odds are, he won’t be off.

February 3

Denver @ Fort Wayne

Inconsistency meets inconsistency.  Fort Wayne last 4 games have been decided by 4 points or less.  Going to have to take the inconsistent team at home against the inconsistent team on the road, even though the Pioneers have won 3 in a row and will have a week of rest.

South Dakota @ North Dakota State on ESPN3

South Dakota is going to be out for revenge against the Bison after their loss in Vermillion by 5.  The Bison didn’t play particularly good defense in that game, the Coyotes weren’t knocking down wide open shots in that game.  The better team in a revenge game should just about always win, and the Coyotes are the better team.

Oral Roberts @ Western Illinois on ESPN3

The length of Brandon Gilbeck doesn’t play as big of an impact on the Golden Eagles like it does with other teams.




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