Betting on today’s Coyotes and Bison game? Catch the action at Scheels Center in Fargo, ND, as the Bison hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on Summ. The odds for this Summit conference game currently have the Bison as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 150 points.
SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES VS NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +7.5
This game will be played at Scheels Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.
WHY BET THE SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bison.
- Even though we have North Dakota State winning straight-up, we like South Dakota at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Does South Dakota Have What it Takes on the Road?
The Coyotes come into today’s game with a 7-6 record, following a loss to San Diego (69-66). In their previous ten road games, South Dakota went 3-7, including last season. As we analyze South Dakota’s performance against the spread, they currently hold a 4-5 ATS record heading into today’s game. Checking their performance in the previous five games, they stand at 3-2 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving South Dakota have had an average of 156.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 147.6 points. Their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Coyotes’ last five games have finished with a combined 158 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
In contrast to their season average of 79.2 points per game, the South Dakota had a below average performance. They scored 66 points against San Diego and had a field goal percentage of 33.8%. Paul Bruns led the scoring for the Coyotes, contributing 26 points. Additionally, Bostyn Holt chipped in with 14 points.
Currently, the Coyotes’ defense holds the 133rd rank in the nation, allowing 69.8 points per game. South Dakota will look once again to perform well on defense, holding San Diego to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.
Do the Bison Have What it Takes at Home?
In their upcoming game against South Dakota, the South Dakota Coyotes hold a 7-6 overall record. Over their last five home games, including one from last year, North Dakota State has gone 5-0. As of today’s game, North Dakota State has a 2-6 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, they are 2-2 vs. the spread.
North Dakota State’s games have, on average, featured 144 points per game leading to an over/under record of 6-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 140.8 points so far. When looking at the Bison’s last three games, their over/under record is 2-0, with their games averaging 133 points per game.
Against Southern Illinois, the North Dakota State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 76.8 points per game. They scored 63 points and posted a field goal percentage of 49.1% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Boden Skunberg who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.2. Damari Wheeler-Thomas also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.8.
At present, the Bison’s defense is nationally ranked 125th, allowing 69.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, North Dakota State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 33.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.4% this season.