The Coyotes and Roos are set to face off at 8:00 ET on Summ. The Roos will host the game at Swinney Recreation Center in Kansas City, MO. The over/under for this game is set at 146.5 points, and Kansas City is favored by -6.5 vs. South Dakota in a Summit conference matchup.


The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +6.5

This game will be played at Swinney Recreation Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-71 in favor of the Roos.
  • Even though we have Kansas City winning straight-up, we like South Dakota at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will South Dakota Make it Happen on the Road?

South Dakota will look to snap a five-game losing streak when it takes on Kansas City. The Coyotes are 9-12 overall, including a 1-3 record in Summit League action. On the road, South Dakota is 4-6, and it has lost two straight away from home.

For the season, South Dakota is 1-10 when it is the underdog. The Coyotes come into the game as 6.5-point underdogs. In their last game, they lost to South Dakota State by a score of 73-55.

South Dakota has an ATS record of 6-10 this season and they are 4-6 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Coyotes have gone 3-8 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, South Dakota has an ATS record of 4-6.

South Dakota's over/under record for the season is 7-9, and the average scoring total in their games is 150.9 points. Today's over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (148.9). This year, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line, and over their last three games, their OU record is 2-1.

In contrast to their season average of 76.3 points per game, the South Dakota had a below average performance. They scored 55 points against South Dakota State and had a field goal percentage of 34.5%. Kaleb Stewart is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 15.6. Meanwhile, Lahat Thioune also brings a PPG average of 13.2 into the game.

The Coyotes' defense is presently ranked 268th nationally, allowing an average of 77.7 points per contest. South Dakota will look once again to perform well on defense, holding South Dakota State to just 34% shooting in their most recent game.

Will the Roos Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

After losing their last two games at home, the Roos are looking to get back on track. For the season, Kansas City has a home record of 3-4, while their average scoring margin is +3.9 points per game.

So far this season, the Roos have been the favorite in four games, going 2-2 in those matchups. Overall, they have a record of 8-13, including a 2-4 mark in Summit League play.

As the favorite, Kansas City has gone just 1-3 vs. the spread this season and they are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite. Their overall ATS record is 7-11 and they are 3-4 at home vs. the spread this year. Over their last three games at home, the Roos are just 1-2 vs. the spread and they are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas City games is 10-7-1 and today's over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (139.4). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 145 points.

The Kansas City offense is coming off a game in which they scored 66 points vs. South Dakota State. Overall their field goal percentage was 36.4% while connecting on 15 threes. Jamar Brown is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Cameron Faas brings a PPG average of 11 into the game.

Kansas City's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.6 threes per game vs. South Dakota. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.7%.