Betting on today’s Eagles and Coyotes game? Catch the action at Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion, SD, as the Coyotes hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on Summ. In this non-conference matchup, the Eagles are the betting favorite against the Coyotes. The over/under for the game is 154 points.

EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES VS SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +6.5

This game will be played at Sanford Coyote Sports Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.

WHY BET THE SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Coyotes.
  • Not only will South Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Eastern Washington Have A Chance at Sanford Coyote Sports Center?

Eastern Washington improved to 6-7 on the season following their 87-61 victory over Sacramento State. In their road games, the Eagles have a record of 2-7, while they are undefeated at home at 2-0. As of now, Eastern Washington holds a solid 8-3 record against the spread going into today’s game. Specifically, when examining their performance in the past five games, they have a perfect 4-0 record vs. the spread.

In 13 games, Eastern Washington comes in with an over/under mark of 7-4-0, with their games averaging 150.7 points per game. The Eagles have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

Eastern Washington recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 87 points against Sacramento State. This output exceeded their season average of 77.1 points per game. The Eastern Washington offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 25.2 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

The Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 156th nationally, allowing an average of 72.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. South Dakota. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.4%.

Will South Dakota Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

South Dakota’s record heading into today’s game is 8-7, and they are coming off a 67-51 loss to Omaha. In their last five home games, including those from last year, the Coyotes have gone 3-2. As we assess South Dakota’s performance against the spread, we find that they currently stand at 6-6. In their last ten games, South Dakota has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving South Dakota have had an average of 151.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 147.3 points. Their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Coyotes’ last five games have finished with a combined 152 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In contrast to their season average of 77 points per game, the South Dakota had a below average performance. They scored 51 points against Omaha and had a field goal percentage of 32.8%. Leading the team in scoring is Lahat Thioune, who is averaging 13.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Kaleb Stewart also maintains a PPG average of 14.7 heading into game.

South Dakota’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 74.3 points per game. Against Omaha, the Coyotes’ defense gave up 67 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Omaha only made 5 free-throws.