The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (14-7, 5-1 Summit) put their five-game winning streak on the line when they square off with the South Dakota Coyotes (11-8, 2-3 Summit) at Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
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In the Jackrabbits’ last contest, they won big over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, 87-66. With 16 points and six rebounds, Noah Freidel played well for South Dakota State. South Dakota State played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.2 (better than their season average of 16.7) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.550 (above their season average of 0.539). For those same stats, North Dakota put up marks of 15.4 and 0.438, respectively.
The Coyotes are trying to rebound after their 72-70 loss to the North Dakota State Bison in their last outing. Stanley Umude was the top scorer from either team with 23 points on 9-for-20 shooting. North Dakota State had an effective field goal percentage of 0.582 (above their season average of 0.517). South Dakota, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.235 vs. 0.145).
This meeting figures to be a high-scoring affair as two of the nation’s premier offenses go head-to-head. South Dakota ranks 46th with 109.9 points per 100 possessions and South Dakota State is 43rd (110.0).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Jackrabbits won both contests last season. In the most recent contest, South Dakota State won 94-89. The Jackrabbits played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.404 and a turnover percentage of 11.6. For those same stats, the Coyotes were 0.232 and 18.2, respectively.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. South Dakota Coyotes ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – South Dakota State, ATS Winner – South Dakota State, O/U – Over
South Dakota ranks 32nd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while South Dakota State ranks 104th (6.4).
The Coyotes have been outscored by an average of 1.6 points in their last five games. On the season, South Dakota has defeated opponents by an average of 2.3 points.
During their last five games, the Jackrabbits have scored an average of 84.8 points per game (7.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 66.0 points per game (2.8 below their season average).