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South Dakota vs North Dakota State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Coyotes vs Bison Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: South Dakota Coyotes at North Dakota State Bison
- Where: Fargo at Scheels Center
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: South Dakota +3.5, SDAK +141 | NDKST -176 O/U 141.0
The South Dakota Coyotes head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 8-8. So far, the Coyotes have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 2-5. For the season, South Dakota has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Coyotes being +3.5 point underdogs.
South Dakota’s leading scorer this season is Kruz Perrott-Hunt, who is averaging 13.33 points per contest. So far, Perrott-Hunt has accounted for 18.12% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.8 rebounds per game and 2.13 assists. Tasos Kamateros is the second leading scorer for the Coyotes, averaging 11.44 points per game. Between him and Kamateros, they are accounting for 34.7% 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%.
The North Dakota State will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 5-11. So far this season, North Dakota State has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-3. The Bison’s are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, North Dakota State has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 1-1.
Grant Nelson comes into today’s game as the Bison’s leading scorer at 16.15 points per contest. Not only has Nelson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is North Dakota State’s top rebounder at 8.08 boards per contest. Behind Nelson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Boden Skunberg, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.87 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.5% of his shots and is adding 4.8 boards per game.
On offense, North Dakota State comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 434th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Bison’s are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. So far, 37.33% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: South Dakota Coyotes +3.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the North Dakota State Bison are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3.5. However, we anticipate South Dakota putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Bison as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Coyotes to cover.
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