Betting on today’s Jackrabbits and Coyotes game? Catch the action at Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion, SD, as the Coyotes hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on Summ. The Jackrabbits are the favored team in this Summit conference contest against the Coyotes. The game’s over/under currently sits at 156.5 points.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS VS SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +6.5

This game will be played at Sanford Coyote Sports Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Coyotes.
  • Not only will South Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Jackrabbits Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

South Dakota State is 10-9 on the season and 3-1 in Summit League play. The Jackrabbits are 4-5 on the road, and they have gone 5-5 in games where they have been favored. In their last game, they defeated Omaha by a score of 90-87.

For the season, South Dakota State has an average scoring margin of -4.6 points per game on the road. Over their last 10 road games, the Jackrabbits have gone 5-5.

South Dakota State has an ATS record of 8-8 this season. On the road, they have gone 5-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jackrabbits have an ATS mark of 4-6.

Today’s over/under line of 156.5 is higher than the average over/under line in South Dakota State’s games this year (144.9). Currently, their over/under record is 11-5. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

South Dakota State finished with 90 points in their game against Omaha. This total surpasses their season-average of 77.1 points per game. The top scorer for the Jackrabbits was Zeke Mayo with 21 points, while Charlie Easley also chipped in with 17 points.

The Jackrabbits’ defense is presently ranked 197th nationally, allowing an average of 73.3 points per contest. South Dakota State’s three-point defense is currently 186th in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.4% of their shots vs. South Dakota State.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Coyotes?

South Dakota will be the underdog for the 12th time in 20 games this season, and they have gone just 2-9 in that role. They are 2-4 at home this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4.

For the year, the Coyotes have gone 9-10, including a 2-2 record in Summit League games. They are coming off a 74-73 win over St. Thomas (MN), and they have gone 3-2 over their last five games at home.

South Dakota’s ATS record this season is currently 7-9, including a mark of 3-3 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Coyotes have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, South Dakota is 1-2 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for South Dakota games is 8-8. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 148.2 and their matchups have averaged 152.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 156.5 is higher than the average scoring total of their games this year. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 146 points.

In their most recent game, the Coyotes’ offense tallied 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.6 points per game. Lahat Thioune was the leading scorer for the Coyotes, putting up 18 points. In addition, Max Burchill contributed 17 points.

Looking at the South Dakota defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 76.2 points per game (252nd). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.4 threes per game vs. South Dakota State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.5%.