The Mastodons and Coyotes are set to face off at 4:30 ET on None. The Coyotes will host the game at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, AZ. The Mastodons come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 156.5 points.
PURDUE FORT WAYNE MASTODONS VS SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +3
This game will be played at Desert Diamond Arena at 4:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
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.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Purdue Fort Wayne Grab a Win on the Road?
Heading into their 4th game of the season, Purdue Fort Wayne brings a perfect 3-0 record with them. Looking at their last five road games, including last season, Purdue Fort Wayne has gone 2-3. Heading into their game against South Dakota, Purdue Fort Wayne has a perfect 3-0 record against the spread (ATS). Looking back over their last ten games, which includes games from the previous season, Purdue Fort Wayne has a solid ATS record of 6-3.
In three games, Purdue Fort Wayne comes in with an over/under mark of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 150 points per game. Over the course of the last five games, the Mastodons’ games have averaged 88 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2.
The Purdue Fort Wayne offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against Northern Arizona. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.6% and connected on 7 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Rasheed Bello, who holds an average of 18.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Anthony Roberts is averaging 15 points per game this season.
In the current season, the Purdue Fort Wayne defense has excelled, sitting 25th in the nation by allowing 59.8 points per game. Purdue Fort Wayne’s three-point defense is currently 23rd in the country at 5.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 34.5% of their shots vs. Purdue Fort Wayne.
Can the Coyotes Pull Off a Home Win?
So far this season, South Dakota has played three games, all of which have been on the road. The Coyotes currently have a 2-1 record. As of now, South Dakota holds a 1-2 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. Taking into account their previous ten games, including those from last season, South Dakota has gone 6-3 ATS.
In three games, South Dakota comes in with an over/under mark of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 159 points per game. Over the course of the last five games, the Coyotes’ games have averaged 76 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-3.
The South Dakota offense is coming off a game in which they scored 85 points vs. VMI. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.3% while connecting on 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Lahat Thioune, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.2, while Kaleb Stewart also maintains a PPG average of 14 leading up to the game.
So far, the Coyotes’ defense is ranked 90th in the country at 71.2 points per contest. South Dakota’s three-point defense is currently 22nd in the country at 4.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 33.4% of their shots vs. South Dakota.