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NCAA hoops odds preview - South Dakota vs. South Dakota State

South Dakota CoyotesSouth Dakota State Jackrabbits
Jan 12, 8:00 PM | Frost Arena

South Dakota Coyotes vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for South Dakota when they take on the Jackrabbits on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Coyotes have watched them go 6-9 and 4-5 ATS on the year, while the Jackrabbits are at 13-5 and 7-2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Jackrabbits are 5-4, while the Coyotes have a 4-4 mark.

View South Dakota vs South Dakota State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Coyotes are listed as 15.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jackrabbits - Coyotes odds would favor the Jackrabbits if the lines were set according to our power ranks. South Dakota State is rated No. 104 in the current Odds Shark poll, while South Dakota is at No. 250. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-71 win for the Jackrabbits.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Dakota State has the nation's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 78.6 PPG. The visiting Coyotes defense ranks No. 285 allowing on average 72.5 PPG. The Jackrabbits FG% has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Coyotes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota owns the country's No. 156-rated mark, allowing 70 points per game on the highway. South Dakota State, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

In their last action, South Dakota was a 76-57 winner on the road against UMKC. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. Charlie Westbrook went off for 32 points and added 3 rebounds for good measure, leading South Dakota to a 76-57 win over UMKC on Saturday at Municipal Auditorium.

In their last action, South Dakota State was a 97-75 loser on the road against Oral Roberts. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. South Dakota State was run off the court by the Golden Eagles on Saturday as Oral Roberts routed them 97-75 at Mabee Center.

Next up:
South Dakota at North Dakota State, Saturday, January 14
South Dakota State home to UMKC, Saturday, January 14