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South Dakota Coyotes battle vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits highlights college odds menu

South Dakota State JackrabbitsSouth Dakota Coyotes
Feb 9, 8:00 PM | DakotaDome

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the South Dakota vs South Dakota State battle Thursday at DakotaDome as the Coyotes look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

South Dakota will face the 19-6 Jackrabbits, who own a 12-4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Coyotes are 8-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jackrabbits are 7-9 favoring the OVER.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with South Dakota in this one will find them as 11-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 280-ranked Coyotes and the No. 91-rated Jackrabbits in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-68 win for the Jackrabbits on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jackrabbits is ranked No. 151 in NCAA hoops at 35 per game. Contrast that with South Dakota’s No. 247 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Dakota is the No. 163-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while South Dakota State rates No. 17 at 8.4 per game.

Defensively, South Dakota State features the nation's No. 279-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.9 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 74 nationally in scoring at home.

South Dakota State was a 66-56 winner in its last match at home against Southern Utah. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Nate Wolters poured in a team-high 31 points for South Dakota State on Saturday, as they defeated Southern Utah 66-56 at Frost Arena.

South Dakota was a 79-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against UMKC. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Charlie Westbrook went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds, leading South Dakota over UMKC, 79-63, on Saturday at DakotaDome.

Next up:
South Dakota State at UMKC, Saturday, February 11
South Dakota home to North Dakota State, Saturday, February 11