The South Dakota Coyotes (19-10, 9-5 Summit) will travel to Frost Arena to challenge the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (21-8, 12-2 Summit) in their home finale. Action begins at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
South Dakota Coyotes at South Dakota State Jackrabbits Betting Preview
In the Coyotes’ last game, they lost a tough one against the North Dakota State Bison, 77-74. With 18 points on 9-for-12 shooting, Tyler Peterson was South Dakota’s high scorer. North Dakota State did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (25-30; 83.3 percent). South Dakota, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.526 vs. 0.481).
The Jackrabbits come in on a high note after topping the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in their last contest, 94-83. With 31 points on 14-for-17 shooting, Douglas Wilson was the top scorer from either team. South Dakota State played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 30.9) and a free throw rate of 0.321 (above their season average of 0.230). For those same stats, North Dakota recorded marks of 21.4 and 0.211, respectively.
South Dakota State could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their high-powered offense goes up against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. The Jackrabbits currently rank 15th in offensive efficiency, while South Dakota ranks 287th in defensive efficiency. Furthermore, the Coyotes rank seventh in turnover percentage (15.1 percent), while the Jackrabbits rank 333rd in opponents’ turnover percentage (16.4 percent).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Coyotes won 99-84. The Coyotes played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.237 and an absurdly low turnover percentage of 8.2. For those same stats, the Jackrabbits had marks of 0.117 and 13.5, respectively. Matt Dentlinger was the game’s top overall scorer with 26 points.
South Dakota Coyotes vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – South Dakota State, ATS Winner – South Dakota State, O/U – Over
South Dakota ranks 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while South Dakota State ranks 93rd (3.2).
The Jackrabbits’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 12.2, up from 8.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Coyotes have scored an average of 85.4 points per game (5.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.2 points per game (2.9 below their season average).