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Point spread favors Coyotes in battle with Bobcats

Texas State BobcatsSouth Dakota Coyotes
Feb 18, 8:00 PM | DakotaDome

Texas State Bobcats vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds

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DakotaDome will host Coyotes vs. Bobcats action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

South Dakota battles the Bobcats, currently sitting with a 10-15 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-8 for the Coyotes and 0-0 for the Bobcats.

View Texas State vs South Dakota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 222-rated Texas State taking on the No. 286-rated Coyotes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-69 win for the Bobcats on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Dakota's No. 165-ranked offense, averaging 68.8 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 329 at 75.8 PPG. The Coyotes field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, Texas State features the nation's No. 340-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.2 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas State was a 79-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas A&M C.C.. Matt Staff scored 23 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Texas State on Wednesday, leading the Bobcats to a 79-61 victory over Texas A&M C.C. at Strahan Coliseum.

South Dakota was an 88-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against IUPUI. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. The Coyotes endured an 88-70 loss at the hands of the Jaguars on Wednesday, despite a 24-point effort from Louie Krogman at IUPUI Gymnasium.

Next up:
Texas State at Southeastern Louisiana, Wednesday, February 22
South Dakota home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Thursday, February 23