The Coyotes and Jackrabbits are set to face off at 5:00 ET on CBSS. The Jackrabbits will host the game at Frost Arena in Brookings, SD. This Summit conference matchup has an over/under of 154.5 points, and South Dakota State is favored to win by -15.5 at home vs. South Dakota.

SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES VS SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Dakota Coyotes +15.5

This game will be played at Frost Arena at 5:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.

WHY BET THE SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Jackrabbits.
  • Even though we have South Dakota State winning straight-up, we like South Dakota at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will the South Dakota Defense Show Up on the Road?

South Dakota enters this game as a 15.5-point underdog, and they are just 2-13 as the underdog this season. The Coyotes' road record this season is 4-8, and they have lost their last four games away from home.

Overall, South Dakota is 9-14, and they have lost four straight games. In their last game, they lost to North Dakota by a score of 95-81.

As the underdog, South Dakota has gone just 5-10 against the spread this season. On the road, the Coyotes have an ATS record of 5-7 and are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 road games. Overall, their ATS record this year is 8-12.

Today's over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in South Dakota's games this season (149.2). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 177 points.

The South Dakota offense is coming off a game where they scored 81 points against North Dakota. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.4% and connected on 10 threes. Kaleb Stewart is leading the team in scoring at 15.7 points per contest. Lahat Thioune has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.3 going into the game.

The Coyotes' defense is presently ranked 292nd nationally, allowing an average of 78.6 points per contest. Against North Dakota in their most recent game, the South Dakota defense gave up a total of 95 points while allowing North Dakota to hit 44% of their shots.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored South Dakota State?

After a 87-82 loss to Oral Roberts, South Dakota State will look to get back on track as they host South Dakota. So far this season, the Jackrabbits have a record of 12-11, including a 4-4 mark at home.

For the season, South Dakota State has been favored in 13 of their 23 games, going 7-6 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.9 compared to -2.5 on the road.

As the favorite this season, South Dakota State has gone just 5-8 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jackrabbits have an ATS mark of just 3-7. At home, their ATS record is 3-5 this year and they are 0-3 ATS in their last three home games.

This season, the over/under record for South Dakota State games is 12-7. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 149.4 points. Today's over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average OU line of 146.2 for their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 151 points.

The South Dakota State offense is coming off a game where they scored 82 points against Oral Roberts. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.3% and connected on 11 threes. The team's scoring leader is Zeke Mayo, who holds an average of 19 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, William Kyle III is averaging 13.3 points per game this season.

So far, the Jackrabbits' defense is ranked 189th in the country at 72.8 points per contest. Against Oral Roberts in their most recent game, the South Dakota State defense gave up a total of 87 points while allowing Oral Roberts to hit 45% of their shots.