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South Dakota Coyotes vs Cardinals College Hoops Game Preview

South Dakota CoyotesBall State Cardinals
Dec 8, 1:00 PM | Worthen Arena

South Dakota Coyotes vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

4-5TEAM RECORD3-4

The Ball State Cardinals will try to cover the spread at Worthen Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the South Dakota Coyotes in NCAA basketball action.

Ball State will face the 4-5 Coyotes, who own a 3-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Coyotes are 1-2 favoring the OVER.

View South Dakota vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cardinals as 6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals sit at No. 317 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Coyotes sit at No. 184 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Coyotes will win this game 67-64.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Coyotes rank No. 240 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.3 per game. That compares with Ball State’s No. 154 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ball State is college basketball's No. 325-ranked team at 3.9 per game, while the Coyotes rate No. 69 with 7.6 per game.

Defensively, South Dakota features the nation's No. 333-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.2 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 266 nationally in scoring at home.

South Dakota lost its last outing, an 87-63 result against Iowa on December 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 20.5-point underdog. South Dakota was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Iowa and falling by an 87-63 score at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Last time out for Ball State, they were a 76-57 winner as they battled Holy Cross College at home. The Cardinals grabbed a 76-57 win over the Saints on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Majok Majok at Worthen Arena.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Coyotes at Cardinals trends to consider:
Ball State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
South Dakota home to Ball State, Saturday, December 15
Ball State at South Dakota, Saturday, December 15