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South Dakota Coyotes vs North Dakota State Bison Betting Preview

North Dakota State BisonSouth Dakota Coyotes
Feb 11, 8:30 PM | DakotaDome

North Dakota State Bison vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds

15-9TEAM RECORD9-14

The South Dakota Coyotes will hit the floor running against the visiting North Dakota State Bison Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Coyotes currently sports a 9-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-8 ATS. The Bison are 15-9 and 11-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Coyotes produce a 8-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bison have gone 7-10-1 against the number.

View North Dakota State vs South Dakota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting North Dakota State before tip-off in this one will find them as 6.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 280 (Coyotes) and the No. 118 (Bison) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-67 result in favor of the Bison has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Dakota has the nation's No. 165-rated offensive output, at 68.7 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 179 allowing on average 67 PPG. The Coyotes FG% has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.5% per game.

Defensively, North Dakota State features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 80 nationally in scoring at home.

North Dakota State lost its last outing, a 72-61 result against UMKC on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Taylor Braun scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 72-61 to UMKC at Municipal Auditorium on Thursday).

South Dakota was a 72-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Dakota State. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. South Dakota earned a 72-68 victory over South Dakota State on Thursday, getting 22 points from Louie Krogman at DakotaDome.

Next up:
North Dakota State at South Dakota State, Wednesday, February 15
South Dakota at IUPUI, Wednesday, February 15

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