The Coyotes and Golden Eagles are set to face off at 8:00 ET on Summ. The Golden Eagles will host the game at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD. This Summit conference matchup has an over/under of 153 points, and Oral Roberts is favored to win by -3.5 at home vs. South Dakota.

SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES VS ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles -3.5

This game will be played at Denny Sanford Premier Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.

WHY BET THE ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
  • Not only will Oral Roberts pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can South Dakota Grab a Win on the Road?

South Dakota enters this game with a 12-19 overall record, including a 5-11 mark in Summit League play. This season, the Coyotes have gone 4-12 on the road, and they have lost eight straight games away from home.

As the underdog, South Dakota has gone 5-18 this season. So far, they have been the underdog in 23 of their 31 games. In their last game, the Coyotes lost to North Dakota by a score of 95-66.

South Dakota’s ATS record this season is 14-14 and they have gone 8-8 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Coyotes have an ATS mark of 6-4.

South Dakota’s over/under record for the season sits at 16-12, and today’s line of 153 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (150.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points, and the Coyotes’ over/under record in their last 10 games is 7-3.

In their most recent game, the South Dakota offense put up just 66 points vs. the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Overall, they are now averaging 76.5 points per game which is 108th in the country. Lahat Thioune is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.4. Meanwhile, Kaleb Stewart also brings a PPG average of 15.5 into the game.

So far, the Coyotes’ defense is ranked 323rd in the country at 79.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, South Dakota’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.1% this season.

Can the Oral Roberts Offense Score Enough at Home?

Oral Roberts comes into this game with an 11-18 record, including a 5-11 mark in Summit League play. The Golden Eagles have lost seven straight games and are just 2-14 on the road this season.

At home, Oral Roberts is 6-4 this year, and they have gone 5-7 in 12 games as the favorite. In their last game, the Golden Eagles lost to South Dakota by a score of 77-76.

Oral Roberts has struggled against the spread this season, going just 11-15. Their record vs. the spread as the favorite is 4-8, and they are just 3-7 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, their ATS mark is 5-5 this year and 4-5 in their last 10 home games.

Oral Roberts’ over/under record for the season is 12-14 and today’s over/under line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (150.3). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 3-7.

In their recent matchup, the Oral Roberts offense ended with 76 points against South Dakota. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49.2% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Golden Eagles was Issac McBride with 19 points, while D.J. Weaver also chipped in with 13 points.

At present, the Golden Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 266th, allowing 75.6 points per game. Against South Dakota in their most recent game, the Oral Roberts defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing South Dakota to hit 46% of their shots.