South Dakota Coyotes vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting South Dakota Coyotes travelling to South Dakota State Thursday to take on the Jackrabbits.
Supporters of the Coyotes have watched them go 8-13 and 9-10 ATS on the year, while the Jackrabbits are at 16-6 and 10-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Jackrabbits are 7-7-1, while the Coyotes have a 8-7 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Jackrabbits in this one found them listed as 15.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Coyotes was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jackrabbits at No. 140 and the Coyotes at No. 273 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-69 result in favor of the Jackrabbits.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Dakota State's No. 69 nationally ranked offense (72.6 points per game) against a Coyotes defense that sits as the No. 337 at 76.1 PPG. The Jackrabbits have been averaging 46% from the field, more than the Coyotes have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).
Defensively, South Dakota features the nation's No. 292-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.3 points per game. South Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 37 nationally in scoring at home.
South Dakota lost its last outing, a 95-90 result against Nebraska Omaha on January 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. South Dakota got 26 points from Juevol Myles on the way to a 95-90 loss against Nebraska Omaha on Thursday at DakotaDome.
South Dakota State won its last outing, a 69-53 result against North Dakota State on January 26. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Nate Wolters went off for 26 points and added 7 rebounds, leading South Dakota State over North Dakota State, 69-53, on Saturday at Frost Arena.
South Dakota at North Dakota State, Saturday, February 2
South Dakota State home to UMKC, Saturday, February 2