South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds
South Dakota will look to improve on its 6-10 record on Saturday when they host South Dakota State in NCAA basketball odds action at DakotaDome.
The Coyotes bring a 6-10 record (6-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-5 Jackrabbits, who are 6-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Dakota go 5-5 so far and the Jackrabbits go 5-4.
Sportsbooks such as GTbets had set the Coyotes as 8-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Coyotes - Jackrabbits odds would favor the Jackrabbits if the lines were set according to our power ranks. South Dakota is rated No. 233 in the current Odds Shark poll, while South Dakota State is at No. 167. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-67 win for the Jackrabbits.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Dakota's No. 115-ranked offense, averaging 70.7 PPG, against a Jackrabbits defense that ranks No. 194 at 67.1 PPG. The Coyotes field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, less than the Jackrabbits marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.
Defensively, South Dakota State features the nation's No. 173-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, South Dakota State was a 77-61 winner on the road against UMKC. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. South Dakota State earned a 77-61 victory over UMKC on Thursday, getting 23 points from Nate Wolters at Municipal Auditorium.
South Dakota was a 92-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Dakota State. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Coyotes were hammered by North Dakota State on Thursday, losing by a 92-66 final at DakotaDome in college basketball betting action.
South Dakota State home to Oakland, Thursday, January 10
South Dakota home to UMKC, Saturday, January 12