Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Mavericks versus the Coyotes? Tip off is at at 3:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBSS. The game will be played at Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion, SD. The over/under for this Summit conference contest is set at 155 points, with the Coyotes being the favored team playing at home against the Mavericks.


The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes -4

This game will be played at Sanford Coyote Sports Center at 3:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Coyotes.
  • Not only will South Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will the Omaha Defense Show Up on the Road?

Omaha, who has a record of 6-8, will face South Dakota in their 15th game of the season. In their previous ten road games, which includes last year, Omaha has a record of 2-8. Looking at Omaha's ATS performance, they have a 5-5 record coming into today's game. In their last ten games, Omaha is 1-4 vs. the spread.

In 14 games, Omaha comes in with an over/under mark of 5-5-0, with their games averaging 143.6 points per game. When analyzing the Mavericks' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 145 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Omaha offense tallied 80 points in a matchup against Denver. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.4%, and they made 4 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Frankie Fidler who comes into today's matchup averaging 16.6. Marquel Sutton also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.6.

At this time, the Mavericks' defense is positioned 153rd in the country, permitting 71.4 points per game. Omaha's three-point defense is currently 39th in the country at 5.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 35.7% of their shots vs. Omaha.

Is It the Coyotes Game to Lose at Home?

Heading into their 15th game of the season, South Dakota has a total record of 8-6. If they are able to come out with a win, they will improve their home record to .500, which currently stands at 1-2. South Dakota enters with a solid ATS record of 6-5, sitting above .500. In home games this season, South Dakota is 2-1 vs. the spread and holds a 5-2 ATS mark in their previous ten home matchups.

Looking at their over/under performance through 14 games, South Dakota has an over/under record of 6-5-0, with their games averaging 154.7 points per game on average. In their most recent three games, the Coyotes' over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

In their recent game, the Coyotes' offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 78.9 points per contest. The top scorer for the Coyotes was Kaleb Stewart with 33 points, while Lahat Thioune also chipped in with 13 points.

Currently, the Coyotes' defense holds the 215th rank in the nation, allowing 74.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. North Dakota State, the Bison finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 66 points vs. South Dakota.