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Portland Pilots Host the South Dakota Coyotes in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Portland Pilots will be trying to slam the South Dakota Coyotes on Friday when the teams tip off at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Portland Pilots in this one found them listed as -3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Coyotes was expected to move the line.

South Dakota Coyotes vs Portland Pilots Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Pilots sit at 5-3 (3-3 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the South Dakota Coyotes are currently 8-4 (7-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Portland is 3-2-1 OU, and South Dakota is 2-6-1 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 189-ranked Portland Pilots and the No. 151-rated South Dakota Coyotes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 54 nationally ranked offense (81 points per game) against a South Dakota Coyotes defense that sits as the No. 99 at 68 PPG. The Portland Pilots have been averaging 46.15% from the field, more than the Coyotes have managed so far this season (41.46% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Coyotes grabbed a 72-56 win over the Hornets on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Tyler Flack at DakotaDome.

Portland earned a 90-89 victory over UTRGV on Monday, getting 24 points from Alec Wintering at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Betting Trends
  • South Dakota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games

Next Betting Matchups

South Dakota at Montana State, Sunday, December 18th
Portland at Oregon State, Sunday, December 18th