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South Dakota vs. Western Illinois - 1/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Western Illinois Leathernecks (7-9) at South Dakota Coyotes (9-10)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (DakotaDome)

The Line: South Dakota Coyotes -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: goyotes.com

The Western Illinois Leathernecks and South Dakota Coyotes meet Wednesday night at The DakotaDome.

The Western Illinois Leathernecks are desperate for a win to snap a seven-game skid. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 68.9 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Garret Covington is averaging 17.4 points and 2.3 assists while J.C. Fuller is averaging 14.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jabari Sandifer is dishing 5.4 assists and Tate Stensgaard is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. Western Illinois is allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 9.9 turnovers per game. The Western Illinois Leathernecks have lost 20 of their last 22 road games. Mike Miklusak is questionable with a knee injury.

South Dakota vs. Western Illinois - 1/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The South Dakota Coyotes need a victory in order to get back to a .500 record. The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 76.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Tre Burnette is averaging 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds while Casey Kasperbauer is averaging 13.5 points and 2.3 assists. Shy McClelland is the third double-digit scorer and Dejon Davis is dishing 2.8 assists. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.6 percent from the free throw line. South Dakota is allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.6 turnovers per game. The South Dakota Coyotes have won six of their last 10 home games.

The Leathernecks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Coyotes are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Leathernecks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in South Dakota and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.

Neither team has been that consistent this season, but Western Illinois has built a decent rep of being able to cover games on the road. That's what we're here for, right? I'll side with the Leathernecks and the points.

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Western Illinois Leathernecks +5.5

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