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South Dakota State vs South Dakota Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Jackrabbits vs Coyotes Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: South Dakota State Jackrabbits at South Dakota Coyotes
  • Where: Vermillion at Sanford Coyote Sports Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: South Dakota State -1, SDKST -118 | SDAK -105 O/U 140.0

Jackrabbits Preview:

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 8-9. On the road, the Jackrabbits will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 4-7. So far, the Jackrabbits have been favored 10 times, going 6-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have South Dakota State as -1 point favorites.

South Dakota State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Zeke Mayo who is averaging 14.65 points per game for the Jackrabbits. Mayo is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Jackrabbits’ offensive game plan is the play of Matt Dentlinger who has hit 53.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.59 points per game.

Through 17 games, South Dakota State has been playing well on offense, averaging 86.7 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Jackrabbits’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 44.9% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 9.38 made 3’s per contest.

Coyotes Preview:

South Dakota heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-9. So far this season, South Dakota has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. For the season, South Dakota has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 1-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Coyotes being +1 point underdogs.

South Dakota’s leading scorer this season is Kruz Perrott-Hunt, who is averaging 14.12 points per contest. So far, Perrott-Hunt has accounted for 19.4% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.81 rebounds per game and 2.19 assists. Tasos Kamateros is the second leading scorer for the Coyotes, averaging 11.71 points per game. Between him and Kamateros, they are accounting for 36.5% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, South Dakota comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 503rd in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Coyotes’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.1 points per game. So far, 33.22% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 37.4%.

Free Spread Prediction: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -1

Leading into this matchup, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -1. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Jackrabbits’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, South Dakota State has a field goal percentage of 52.5, good for 4th in college basketball. Although South Dakota State hasn’t been excellent vs the spread on the road of late, 4-6, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -1.


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