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Oakland Grizzlies vs Coyotes College Hoops Game Preview

Oakland GrizzliesSouth Dakota Coyotes
Feb 14, 8:00 PM | DakotaDome

Oakland Grizzlies vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Grizzlies of Oakland hit the hard court against the Coyotes of South Dakota.

The Coyotes sit at 8-16 (10-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 13-13 (12-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? South Dakota is 9-9 OU, and Oakland is 12-7 OU.

View Oakland vs South Dakota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with South Dakota in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Coyotes, most recently No. 296 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 244 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-69 victory for the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 286 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.2 per game. That compares with South Dakota’s No. 312 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Dakota is college basketball's No. 88-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 69 with 7.3 per game.

Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 277-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oakland, they were an 88-83 winner as they battled South Dakota State at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. Travis Bader went off for 31 points and added 2 rebounds for good measure, leading Oakland to an 88-83 win over South Dakota State on Saturday at Athletics Center.

South Dakota lost its last outing, an 80-65 result against UMKC on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. South Dakota suffered an 80-65 loss against UMKC on Saturday, getting 17 points from Trevor Gruis in a losing effort at Municipal Auditorium.

Next up:
Oakland at UMKC, Saturday, February 16
South Dakota home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, February 16