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Coyotes vs Thunderbirds College Hoops Game Preview

South Dakota CoyotesSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Jan 28, 9:30 PM | Centrum Arena

South Dakota Coyotes vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds

7-13TEAM RECORD11-10

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Coyotes of South Dakota hit the hard court against the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah.

The Thunderbirds sit at 11-10 (9-7-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Coyotes are currently 7-13 (6-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Utah is 6-9-1 OU, and South Dakota is 7-6 OU.

View South Dakota vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Thunderbirds as 8.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thunderbirds at No. 250 and the Coyotes at No. 268 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-64 result in favor of the Thunderbirds.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Utah has the nation's No. 186-rated offensive output, at 67.7 PPG. The visiting Coyotes defense ranks No. 305 allowing on average 73.8 PPG. The Thunderbirds FG% has averaged 48.3% so far, more than the Coyotes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota owns the country's No. 266-rated mark, allowing 74.6 points per game on the highway. Southern Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.

South Dakota was a 97-64 loser in its last match on the road against Oral Roberts. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as underdogs. South Dakota was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Oral Roberts and falling by a 97-64 score at Mabee Center.

In their last action, Southern Utah was a 57-47 winner at home against UMKC. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The Thunderbirds grabbed a 57-47 win over the Kangaroos on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Ray Jones, Jr. at Centrum Arena.

Next up:
South Dakota home to UMKC, Saturday, February 4
Southern Utah at North Dakota State, Thursday, February 2

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