The No. 23 Washington Huskies (5-1) will try to prolong a five-game home winning streak when they take on the South Dakota Coyotes (6-2) at Alaska Airlines Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, December 2, 2019.
South Dakota Coyotes at Washington Huskies Odds Preview
The Coyotes fell to the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in their last contest, 76-72. South Dakota’s Stanley Umude put together a solid performance, leading both teams in scoring with 18 points on 5-for-16 shooting. Northern Arizona had a turnover percentage of 7.8 (better than their season average of 16.1). South Dakota, meanwhile, held the Lumberjacks to an effective field goal percentage of 0.500 (below their season average of 0.553).
In the Huskies’ last game, they dismantled the San Diego Toreros, 88-69. Washington rallied around Isaiah Stewart, who was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 10-for-18 shooting. Washington dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.263 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 12.9 (better than their season average of 19.8). For those same stats, San Diego put up marks of 0.138 and 16.9, respectively.
Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams clash. Washington ranks 290th in possessions per game (67.1) and South Dakota is 277th (67.5) since last season. Also, the Coyotes have committed the 29th-fewest errors in the nation (turnover percentage of 16.4 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of the Huskies has caused the 10th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 24.2 percent).
South Dakota vs. Washington Betting Prediction
Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – South Dakota, ATS Winner – South Dakota, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Huskies are 30th in the NCAA with 19.4 three pointers allowed per game while the Coyotes are 46th with 19.8 three pointers allowed per game.
Neither of these teams are great at rebounding the ball. South Dakota is 294th in the NCAA with 32.0 rebounds per game while Washington is 300th with 31.9 rebounds per game.
Washington ranks second in blocks per game (5.8) while South Dakota ranks 256th (2.3).
The Huskies rank 11th in steals per game (8.9) while the Coyotes rank 256th (5.2).
South Dakota ranks 50th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while Washington ranks 213th (13.5).