Looking to win big? The Roos and Coyotes face off at 8:00 ET on Summ. The Coyotes are hosting the game at Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion, SD. Kansas City is favored by -2.5 in this Summit conference contest against South Dakota. The game’s over/under currently sits at 147.5 points.


The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +2.5

This game will be played at Sanford Coyote Sports Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Coyotes.
  • Not only will South Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Roos Defense Show Up on the Road?

The 28th game of the season is on the horizon for Kansas City, who currently hold a 12-15 record. When playing away from home, the Roos have struggled, going 3-10, while they have a more favorable 6-5 record when playing at home. Heading into their game against South Dakota, Kansas City has a current ATS record of 12-12. Over their last five games, the team has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.

In 27 games, Kansas City comes in with an over/under mark of 12-11-1, with their games averaging 143.2 points per game. When analyzing the Roos’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 138 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In their latest game, Kansas City offense put up 72 points against South Dakota State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38.3% and made 8 threes. Khristion Courseault was the leading scorer for the Roos, putting up 17 points. In addition, Jamar Brown contributed 16 points.

So far, the Roos’ defense is ranked 125th in the country at 70.3 points per contest. Kansas City will look once again to perform well on defense, holding South Dakota State to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.

Will South Dakota Win at Home?

Currently, the Coyotes have a record of 10-17, having just lost to St. Thomas (MN) with a score of 83-80. On the road, the Coyotes have a 4-11 record, while going 3-6 at home. As of today’s game, South Dakota holds a 12-12 record against the spread (ATS). In their previous five games, the team has gone 4-1 ATS.

So far, South Dakota’s games have averaged 156.2 points per game with the average over/under line being 150.1 points. When looking at the Coyotes’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0, with their games averaging 171 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Coyotes’ offense tallied 80 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.4 points per game. Kaleb Stewart is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Lahat Thioune brings a PPG average of 13.7 into the game.

The Coyotes’ defense is presently ranked 313rd nationally, allowing an average of 79.1 points per contest. South Dakota’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the St. Thomas (MN) offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 83 points.