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South Dakota Coyotes take on Wildcats in NCAA basketball test

South Dakota CoyotesKansas State Wildcats
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Bramlage Coliseum

South Dakota Coyotes vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bramlage Coliseum Monday as host Kansas State looks to handle the South Dakota Coyotes in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Coyotes have watched them go 6-8 and 5-7 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 10-2 and 3-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 1-5, while the Coyotes have a 4-4 mark.

View South Dakota vs Kansas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Kansas State Wildcats as 21-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 68-ranked Wildcats and the No. 260-rated Coyotes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-66 win for the Wildcats on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas State's No. 143 nationally ranked offense (69.5 points per game) against a Coyotes defense that sits as the No. 313 at 74.3 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 41.4% from the field, less than the Coyotes have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).

Defensively, South Dakota features the nation's No. 292-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.6 points per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.

South Dakota won its last outing, a 95-72 result against Nebraska Omaha on December 29. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The battle between the Coyotes and Mavericks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nebraska Omaha was handed a 95-72 defeat on Saturday at Ralston Sports and Event Center.

Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 52-44 winner as they battled UMKC at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 23-point favorite. Kansas State earned a 52-44 victory over UMKC on Saturday, getting 17 points from Rodney McGruder at Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-4
Before playing Oklahoma State are 8-2
After playing UMKC are 5-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Coyotes at Wildcats trends to consider:
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
South Dakota home to North Dakota State, Thursday, January 3
Kansas State home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, January 5