Denver vs. South Dakota - 1/30/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Denver vs. South Dakota - 1/30/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

South Dakota Coyotes (14-8) at Denver Pioneers (5-17)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Magness Arena)

The Line: Denver Pioneers +6 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Dakota Coyotes and Denver Pioneers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Magness Arena.

The South Dakota Coyotes look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 78.1 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Tyler Hagedorn is averaging 19 points and two assists while Stanley Umude is averaging 16.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Triston Simpson is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Kelley is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 41.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota Coyotes are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The South Dakota Coyotes have lost five straight road games.

The Denver Pioneers need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Denver Pioneers are averaging 67.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Jase Townsend is averaging 17.4 points and 5.4 rebounds while Ade Murkey is averaging 16 points and 2.1 assists. Robert Jones is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and David Nzekwesi is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Denver Pioneers are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Pioneers are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Denver Pioneers have lost six of their last seven home games.

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The Coyotes are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pioneers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The over is 7-3 in Coyotes last 10 overall. The over is 12-1 in Pioneers last 13 overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The South Dakota Coyotes have failed to cover six of their eight road games where they lose on the road by an average of 7.3 points and shoot 43.5 percent from the field. The problem is the Denver Pioneers are in much worse form and are rough defensively. Denver is also 4-5 ATS as a single-digit underdog this season and has lost seven of the last eight meetings to South Dakota, including the matchup a few weeks ago. I'll lay the number with the Coyotes on the road.

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Randy’s Pick South Dakota Coyotes -6

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