South Dakota vs. North Dakota State - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota State Bison (11-5) at South Dakota Coyotes (8-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (DakotaDome)
The Line: South Dakota Coyotes 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota Coyotes and the North Dakota State Bison face off on Wednesday at the DakotaDome in Summit League college basketball action.
The South Dakota Coyotes are 8-9 this season and they have won five of their last six games. South Dakota is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Tyler Larson leads the Coyotes averaging 16.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Brandon Bos is averaging 15.1 points, Casey Kaspenbauer is averaging 10.1 points, Tre Burnette is averaging 6.8 points. South Dakota is 3-3 at home and 2-1 in Summit League play.
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The North Dakota State is 11-5 this season and they have won seven of their last eight games. North Dakota is averaging 65.4 points and they are shooting 42 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Lawrence Alexander leads the Bison averaging 17.7 points per game. A.J. Jacobson s averaging 11.4 points, Dexter Werner is averaging 10.1 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Kory Brown is averaging 10.1 points. North Dakota State is 2-4 on the road this season.
South Dakota is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-7 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games. North Dakota State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 4-1 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
The odds makers are calling this a toss up but I see NDSU having a nice edge making them the pick here.