South Dakota vs North Dakota State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/5/23

North Dakota State Bison (13-16) vs South Dakota Coyotes (12-18)

Game Info: Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)

Betting Odds: North Dakota State Bison -6 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Dakota Coyotes and North Dakota State Bison face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown in the Summit League Tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. When these two teams faced off on February 2nd it was South Dakota that secured the 71-62 victory. 

South Dakota Betting Preview

South Dakota comes into this game with a 12-18 record overall and they have gone 11-17 against the spread. In the last game against UMKC, the offense scored 82 points and that was enough to secure the blowout victory. Tasos Kamateros finished with 24 points and six rebounds. South Dakota averages 69.4 points while their defense gives up 73.7 points per game. Kruz Perrott-Hunt is averaging 14.2 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 42.2 percent from behind the three-point line. 

North Dakota State Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is North Dakota State who sits with a 14-16 record overall and they have gone 14-14 against the spread. In the last game against Western Illinois, they were really tested, but they ended up winning 71-69. Two games ago against St Thomas they were able to secure a 73-64 victory. North Dakota is averaging 72.9 points while their defense is giving up 72.5 points per game. Grant Nelson is having a strong season averaging 17.9 points while shooting 61.3 percent from the field. 

South Dakota vs North Dakota State Trends

North Dakota is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following an against the spread loss. The under is 5-0-1 in the Bison’s last six games overall. The over is 5-1 in the Coyotes last six games following an against the spread win. 

Shane’s Free Pick

South Dakota already has a strong win over NDSU this season, and they are going to continue that success here. In South Dakota’s last game they scored 82 points and they are going to continue to find the success scoring here. North Dakota State is going to have no answer, and South Dakota will cover the spread. This is one of the strongest plays on the board. 

Shane’s Pick South Dakota State +6

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