South Dakota Coyotes home to North Dakota State Bison in NCAA Basketball betting action
North Dakota State Bison vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds
The South Dakota Coyotes will hit the floor running against the visiting North Dakota State Bison Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Bison will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Coyotes are 6-7 ATS. North Dakota State is 2-6 on the totals; South Dakota is 4-5.
The Coyotes were listed as 10-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Coyotes at No. 233 and the Bison at No. 38 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-65 result in favor of the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bison is ranked No. 192 in NCAA hoops at 35 per game. Contrast that with South Dakota’s No. 264 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Dakota is the No. 114-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while North Dakota State rates No. 74 at 7.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota State owns the country's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 60.4 points per game on the highway. South Dakota, on the other hand, rates No. 42 in scoring at home.
Last time out for North Dakota State, they were a 65-62 winner as they battled South Dakota State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Marshall Bjorklund scored 20 points leading the Bison to a 65-62 victory over South Dakota State at Bison Sports Arena on Saturday.
South Dakota lost its last outing, a 70-50 result against Kansas State on December 31. They covered in that game as a 23-point underdog. South Dakota was run off the court by the Wildcats on Monday as Kansas State routed them 70-50 at Bramlage Coliseum.
North Dakota State at UMKC, Saturday, January 5
South Dakota home to South Dakota State, Saturday, January 5