Looking to win big? The Coyotes and Tommies face off at 8:00 ET on Summ. The Tommies are hosting the game at Schoenecker Arena in Saint Paul, MN. The over/under for this game is set at 146.5 points, and St. Thomas (MN) is favored by -14 vs. South Dakota in a Summit conference matchup.

SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES VS ST. THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +14

This game will be played at Schoenecker Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-68 in favor of the Coyotes.
  • Not only will South Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for South Dakota?

South Dakota is 10-16 this season and 3-8 in Summit League play. On the road, the Coyotes have gone 4-10, and their average scoring margin is -8.1. They have lost six straight games away from home.

As the underdog, South Dakota is 3-15, and they are 3-5 in their last eight games. In their most recent game, the Coyotes lost to Omaha by a score of 91-84.

South Dakota has an ATS record of 11-12 this season and is 7-7 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Coyotes are 8-10 vs. the spread this year and have gone 3-0 ATS in their last 3 games as the underdog.

South Dakota’s over/under record for the season is 12-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 150.3. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 146.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 163 points.

Coming off their recent game, the South Dakota offense tallied 84 points in a matchup against Omaha. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.1%, and they made 10 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Kaleb Stewart, who holds an average of 15.8 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Lahat Thioune is averaging 13.8 points per game this season.

Currently, the Coyotes’ defense holds the 310th rank in the nation, allowing 79.0 points per game. So far, the South Dakota defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.8 times per game (655th).

Will the St. Thomas (MN) Defense Show Up at Home?

St. Thomas has been playing well at home this season, as they have gone 7-3 and have an average scoring margin of +6.8 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2. For the season, they have been favored in 16 games and have gone 9-7 in those matchups.

Over their last five games, St. Thomas has gone 3-2, and they are coming off a 94-77 loss to Denver. So far this season, they have gone 16-10, including a 6-5 record in Summit League play. They are 10-5 in non-conference games and 6-7 on the road.

St. Thomas has an ATS record of 14-9 this season, going 5-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tommies are 5-5.

St. Thomas’ over/under record for the season is 10-13 and the average point total in their games is 136.2. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (137.6) and 22 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

The Tommies’ offense finished with 77 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 73.4 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Parker Bjorklund who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.7. Raheem Anthony also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.2.

So far this season, the St. Thomas (MN) defense has been performing well, ranking 26th in the country at 64.7 points allowed per contest. In their most recent game, the St. Thomas (MN) defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Denver knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 94 points.