South Dakota Coyotes vs. North Dakota State Bison Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/30/14
North Dakota State Bison (15-5) at South Dakota Coyotes (8-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm (DakotaDome)
The Line: South Dakota Coyotes +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota Coyotes and the North Dakota State Bison face off on Thursday in Summit League college basketball.
The South Dakota Coyotes have lost their last two games falling to 3-2 in Summit League play. South Dakota is 7-1 at home this season and they have just one win over a team with a RPI better than 150. Brandon Bos is averaging 13.4 points per game to lead the Coyotes. Trevor Gruis is averaging 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds, Trey Norris is averaging 7.9 points, and Tyler Flack is averaging 7.6 points. South Dakota is averaging 70.8 points and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.2 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. South Dakota is just 8-11 playig the 131st ranked schedule in the nation.
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The North Dakota State Bison have won four games in a row and they stand at 4-1 in the Summit League and they are tied for first place in the conference. NDSU is 8-4 away from home and they have played the 93rd ranked schedule in the nation. Taylor Braun leads the Bison averaging 18.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Marshall Bjorklund is averaging 15.1 points, TrayVonn Wright is averaging 11.2 points, and Lawrence Alexander is averaging 10.5 points. North Dakota State is averaging 79.8 points and they are shooting 51.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. North Dakota State looks to be a contender to win the Summit League and go to the NCAA Tournament.
South Dakota is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 7-1 against the spread against the Summit League, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. North Dakota State is 2-8 against the spread following a win, 13-6 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five Thursday games. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
North Dakota State has simply dominated this series and while most of the trends point to South Dakota the Bison are the play in this one.
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