South Dakota vs. North Dakota State - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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North Dakota State Bison (19-7) at South Dakota Coyotes (19-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Sanford Coyote Sports Center)
The Line: South Dakota Coyotes -1.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The North Dakota State Bison will travel to the Sanford Coyote Sports Center to take on the South Dakota Coyotes this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The North Dakota State Bison won their 6th straight game and improved to 19-7 (10-2 Summit) on the season after defeating the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, 80-70, this past Friday. North Dakota State led by a 43-33 margin at halftime and was able to pull away for the victory after a 10-0 Bison run gave North Dakota State a 72-54 lead with 4:25 left in regulation. North Dakota State shot 40.0% from the field and outrebounded Purdue Fort Wayne by a 39-29 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Bison was Tyson Ward who had 22 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block, and a steal.
On the season, North Dakota State is averaging 74.2 ppg on 44.9% shooting from the field. The Bison are averaging 9.0 three-pointers per game on 34.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, North Dakota State has been led by Vinnie Shahid (18.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.1 spg), Tyson Ward (15.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Rocky Kreuser (10.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 bpg).
Defensively, North Dakota State is holding their opponents to an average of 65.8 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Bison have a rebound margin of 4.1 and a turnover margin of 0.1.
The South Dakota Coyotes had their 8-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 19-9 (9-4 Summit) on the season after being defeated by the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, 94-80, this past Saturday. South Dakota struggled defensively agianst the Golden Eagles and couldn’t fight back after Oral Roberts went into halftime with a 50-33 lead. South Dakota shot 47.3% from the field, however, allowed Oral Roberts to shoot 46.5% from the field and 45.5% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Coyotes was Stanley Umude who had 26 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal.
On the season, South Dakota is averaging 80.2 ppg on 49.4% shooting from the field. The Coyotes are averaging 7.4 three-pointers per game on 39.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, South Dakota has been led by Tyler Hagedorn (18.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.8 apg), Stanley Umude (17.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.3 bpg), and Triston Simpson (11.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.8 apg).
Defensively, South Dakota is allowing their opponents to an average of 74.0 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field. The Coyotes have a rebound margin of 1.0 and a turnover margin of 1.0.
The Bison are 7-5 ATS on road games this season, however, are just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games agianst South Dakota. The Coyotes are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games against South Dakota.
North Dakota has been solid on both ends of the court this season and come into this match-up ranked T-97th in scoring offense, 114th in FG%, and 82nd in scoring defense.
South Dakota has been led by their offense that ranks 16th in scoring offense and 6th in FG%, however, it’s been a struggled defensively for the Coyotes as South Dakota comes into this game ranked just 287th in scoring defense and 299th in defensive FG%.
North Dakota was able to escape with a 72-70 victory at home and have the offense that has the capability to put up a bunch of points, however, South Dakota is a very tough team at home (12-1 home record) and as I think their offense will have the answers to the Bison defense, I’m taking South Dakota to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!