Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bison versus the Coyotes? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on Summ. The game will be played at Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion, SD. In this Summit matchup, North Dakota State is favored by -3.5 vs. South Dakota. The over/under for the game is 148.5 points.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON VS SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +3.5

This game will be played at Sanford Coyote Sports Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Coyotes.
  • Not only will South Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Bison Lock in a Win at Vermillion?

North Dakota State is favored by 3.5 points in this game, and they have gone 7-2 when favored this season. They have an overall record of 15-14, and they have won two games in a row.

On the road, the Bison have gone just 5-11 this season, and their average scoring margin is -6.2 points per game. In their last 10 road games, they have gone 3-7.

North Dakota State’s ATS record this season is 11-15, including a mark of 6-10 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Bison are 5-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, NDSU is 5-5 vs. the spread.

North Dakota State’s over/under record for the season is 14-12 and today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.3). So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 134 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

In their most recent game, the Bison’s offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.9 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Boden Skunberg, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.6, while Andrew Morgan also carries a PPG average of 13.3 into the game.

Currently, the Bison’s defense holds the 208th rank in the nation, allowing 73.5 points per game. So far, the North Dakota State defense is giving up an average of 7.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.4 times per game (446th).

Do the Coyotes Have a Shot at a Home Win?

South Dakota is 11-18 overall and 4-10 in the Summit League. At home, the Coyotes are 4-7, and their average scoring margin is -6.0 points per game. They have gone 4-17 as the underdog this season.

Over their last 10 games at home, South Dakota has gone 5-5. In their most recent game, they defeated Oral Roberts by a score of 77-76. So far, they have been the underdog in 21 of their 29 games.

South Dakota has an ATS record of 13-13 this season and they are 10-11 vs. the spread when they are the underdog. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Coyotes have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

South Dakota’s over/under record this season is 14-12 and today’s line of 148.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 150.1 in their games this year. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 158 points.

In their previous game, the Coyotes’ offense finished with 77 points, which is right in line with their current average of 76.5 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Coyotes have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 162nd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 52nd in terms of percentage and 147th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the South Dakota defense is giving up an average of 79.1 points per contest. South Dakota’s three-point defense is currently 207th in the country at 8.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.3% of their shots vs. South Dakota.