Planning on watching today’s Coyotes and Pioneers game? Catch the action at Hamilton Gymnasium in Denver, CO, as the Pioneers hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ALT2. This Summit conference matchup has an over/under of 162.5 points, and Denver is favored to win by -10 at home vs. South Dakota.
SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES VS DENVER PIONEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +10
This game will be played at Hamilton Gymnasium at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.
WHY BET THE SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Pioneers.
- Even though we have Denver winning straight-up, we like South Dakota at +10.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 162.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Will the Coyotes Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
South Dakota has not been playing well recently, as they have lost five straight games and are just 1-10 as the underdog this season. On the road, the Coyotes are 4-6 this season, and their average margin of defeat is -7.9 points per game.
Most recently, South Dakota lost to South Dakota State by a score of 73-55. Over the team’s last 10 road games, they have a record of 4-6.
South Dakota has an ATS record of 6-10 this season and they are 4-6 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Coyotes have gone 3-8 vs. the spread this year and they are 4-6 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.
The over/under record for South Dakota games this season is 7-9 and the average over/under line in their games is 148.9. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 162.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.
The South Dakota offense is coming off a game in which they scored 55 points vs. South Dakota State. Overall their field goal percentage was 34.5% while connecting on 11 threes. Lahat Thioune is leading the team in scoring at 13.2 points per contest. Bostyn Holt has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.3 going into the game.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, South Dakota is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.0 points per game (241st). Against South Dakota State in their most recent game, the South Dakota defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing South Dakota State to hit 34% of their shots.
Will Denver Live Up to Expectations at Home?
Denver will look to get back on track after a loss to North Dakota in their last game. So far this season, the Pioneers have a 12-8 record, including a 3-1 mark at home. For the year, Denver has been favored in five games, going 4-1 in those matchups.
At home, the Pioneers have been even better, going 8-2 over their last 10 games. On the year, they have an average scoring margin of +12.5 points per game at home.
As the favorite this season, Denver has gone 3-2 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 9-6-1, including a 3-1 record at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pioneers are 6-4.
Over their last three games, the over/under record for Denver is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 165 points. For the season, their over/under record is 12-4. The average scoring total in their games this year is 164.3 points, and today’s over/under line is 162.5. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.
In their latest game, Denver offense put up 78 points against North Dakota. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.9% and made 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Tommy Bruner with 32 points. Touko Tainamo also added 14 points for the Pioneers.
So far, the Pioneers’ defense is ranked 286th in the country at 78.7 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Denver defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as North Dakota knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 92 points.