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Thunderbirds face South Dakota Coyotes: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Southern Utah ThunderbirdsSouth Dakota Coyotes
Dec 28, 8:00 PM | DakotaDome

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds


The Coyotes will try to cover the spread at DakotaDome on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in college basketball action.

The Thunderbirds will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 3-3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Coyotes are 3-2 ATS. Southern Utah is 4-2 against the total, while South Dakota is 2-2 versus the number.

View Southern Utah vs South Dakota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Thunderbirds listed as 5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Coyotes, most recently No. 177 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Thunderbirds, who rate No. 289 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-68 victory for the Coyotes.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature South Dakota's No. 256-rated squad against Southern Utah's No. 286-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, South Dakota rates No. 122 in the country with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 345 nationally with 3 per match.

Defensively, Southern Utah features the nation's No. 199-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 39 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Southern Utah was a 62-51 winner at home against UC Davis. They earned a push of the 11–point spread as favorites. Ramell Taylor scored 17 points leading the Thunderbirds to a 62-51 victory over UC Davis at Centrum Arena on Thursday.

Last time out for South Dakota, they were a 103-63 winner as they battled Peru State at home. The Coyotes blew out Peru State on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 103-63 win at DakotaDome.

Next up:
Southern Utah at UMKC, Friday, December 30
South Dakota home to Oral Roberts, Friday, December 30