South Dakota vs. Western Illinois - 2/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Western Illinois Leathernecks (5-16) at South Dakota Coyotes (18-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Sanford Coyote Sports Center)
The Line: South Dakota Coyotes -15 -- Over/Under: 160.5
The Western Illinois Leathernecks and the South Dakota Coyotes meet in college basketball action from Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Wednesday.
Western Illinois enters this one at 5-16 so far. The Leathernecks are on a six-game losing streak, falling to Oral Roberts, Omaha, North Dakota, ND State, SD State and Fort Wayne in that time.
In the loss to the Mastodons, Western Illinois’ lead scorer was James Claar with 20 points and five rebounds. CJ Duff added 13 points in that one, and Kobe Webster had 12 points, four assists and five rebounds.
Over on the Coyotes’ side, they’re 18-8 this year. South Dakota is on a seven-game win streak right now, taking out SD State, Fort Wayne, Oral Roberts, Denver, Omaha, Peru State and North Dakota in that time.
In the win over the Hawks, South Dakota’s Tyler Hagedorn led the way on 15 points and seven rebounds. Triston Simpson, Tyler Peterson and Stanley Umude each scored 13 points there, combining for 11 assists and 12 rebounds.
South Dakota is 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS win. The Coyotes are 7-1 ATS in their last eight overall and the over is 9-4 in their last 13 overall.
Meanwhile, the Leathernecks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games and 17-35-2 ATS in their last 54 after an ATS win. Western Illinois is 0-5 ATS in their last five versus a team with a winning straight-up record and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games versus a team with a winning home record.
Western Illinois has posted some decent offensive efforts during this losing streak, with at least 69 points in four of the six games. Trouble is, the Leathernecks have also given up at least 70 points in each of those games as well.
As for South Dakota, they’ve hit at least 70 points in each of their last 10 games and shouldn’t have any issues scoring in this game. I’m going with the Coyotes on the cover here.