Looking to win big? The Coyotes and Keydets face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Keydets are hosting the game at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, AZ. The Coyotes come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 153.5 points.


The Pick: VMI Keydets +6

This game will be played at Desert Diamond Arena at 2:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Keydets.
  • Not only will VMI pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is a Win at Glendale Possible for the Coyotes?

South Dakota comes into this game with a 1-1 overall record. Over their last ten road games, South Dakota has a 2-8 record, which includes games from last year. South Dakota has a current ATS record of 1-1 heading into today’s game. Taking into account their performance in the school’s last three games, including last season, they have a 1-1 ATS record and an average scoring margin of +15.

In two games, South Dakota comes in with an over/under mark of 1-1-0, with their games averaging 155.5 points per game. When analyzing the Coyotes’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 79 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

In their most recent game, the South Dakota offense concluded with only 60 points against DePaul. Throughout the game, they made 4/17 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 32.3%. The top scorer for the Coyotes was Lahat Thioune with 21 points, while Kaleb Stewart also added 15 to the scoreboard.

South Dakota’s defense has been playing well, ranking 59th nationally, with 68.0 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, South Dakota’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 28.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 20.4% this season.

Can the Keydets Please their Home Crowd?

This will be VMI’s third game of the season and they currently have a 0-2 record. In their last three home games, including last year, VMI is 0-3. VMI has a 0-2 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. Over their last three games, including last season, the team is 1-1 ATS with an average scoring margin of -9.

VMI comes in with an over/under record of 1-1-0 through two games, with their games averaging a combined 153 points per game so far. The Keydets have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 71 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

Against South Carolina, the VMI had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.3 points per game. They scored 64 points and posted a field goal percentage of 42.4% in the game. Tyran Cook led the scoring for the Keydets, contributing 16 points. Additionally, DJ Nussbaum chipped in with 14 points.

On the defensive side, VMI is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.7 threes per game vs. South Dakota. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 21.8%.