North Dakota State Bison host South Dakota Coyotes in college basketball action
South Dakota Coyotes vs North Dakota State Bison Odds
Bison Sports Arena will host North Dakota State Bison vs. South Dakota Coyotes action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Bison currently sports a 17-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-7 ATS. The Coyotes are 8-14 and 10-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bison produce a 4-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Coyotes have gone 8-8 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Coyotes were listed as 17.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison - Coyotes odds would favor the Bison if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Dakota State is rated No. 54 in the current Odds Shark poll, while South Dakota is at No. 273. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-65 win for the Bison.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Dakota State's No. 131-ranked offense, averaging 69.2 PPG, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 335 at 75.7 PPG. The Bison field goal percentage has averaged 48.3% so far, more than the Coyotes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45% per game.
Defensively, South Dakota features the nation's No. 279-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 74 nationally in scoring at home.
South Dakota was a 67-54 loser in its last match on the road against South Dakota State. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs. South Dakota suffered a 67-54 loss against South Dakota State on Thursday, getting 15 points from Casey Kasperbauer in a losing effort at Frost Arena.
North Dakota State was a 71-34 winner in its last match at home against UMKC. They covered the 19-point spread as favorites. North Dakota State cruised to victory on Thursday, running UMKC out of the gym and running up a 71-34 score at Bison Sports Arena.
South Dakota at UMKC, Saturday, February 9
North Dakota State at Oakland, Thursday, February 7