South Dakota State vs. South Dakota - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota Coyotes (12-14) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (19-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm (Frost Arena)
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MDCO SN; ESPN College Extra
The South Dakota Coyotes will travel to Frost Arena to take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The South Dakota Coyotes won their 2nd straight game and improved to 12-14 (4-8 Summit) on the season after getting an impressive 72-58 victory over the North Dakota State Bison this past Thursday. South Dakota was up by a 29-21 margin at halftime and didn’t have any trouble getting the victory after getting a 52-32 lead midway through the 2nd half. South Dakota shot 42.4% from the field and outrebounded North Dakota State by a 40-32 margin. The Coyotes held the Bison to 38.9% shooting from the field and 23.1% (3-13) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for South Dakota was Tyler Flack who had a double-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and a block. On the season, the Coyotes have been led by Casey Kasperbauer (13.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg), Tre Burnette (13.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Shy McClelland (11.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 spg). Offensively, South Dakota is averaging 76.6 ppg on 46.7% shooting from the field and 36.8% shooting from beyond the arc. The Coyotes average 6.4 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.35. Defensively, South Dakota is allowing their opponents to average 79.3 ppg on 45.6% shooting. The Coyotes have a rebound margin of -3.8 and a turnover margin of 2.5.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits had their five game winning streak snapped and dropped to 19-6 (8-3 Summit) on the season after being defeated by the Omaha Mavericks, 96-92, this past Wednesday. South Dakota State had a 46-40 lead at halftime over Omaha, however, allowed the Mavericks to score 56 2nd half points to pull off the comeback victory. South Dakota State shot 52.4% from the field and 48.4% (15-31) from beyond the arc. The Jackrabbits allowed the Mavericks to shoot 58.9% from the field and 61.1% (11-18) from three-point range. Leading the way for South Dakota State was Mike Daum who had 20 points, 6 rebounds, and a block from off the bench. On the season, the Jackrabbits have been led by Deondre Parks (15.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.0 spg), George Marshall (15.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.8 apg), and Jake Bittle (10.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.5 apg). Offensively, South Dakota State is averaging 77.1 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field and 36.8% shooting from beyond the arc. The Jackrabbits average 7.8 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.98. Defensively, South Dakota State is holding their opponents to an average of 68.2 ppg on 41.3 shooting. The Jackrabbits have a rebound margin of 5.0 and have a turnover ratio of 0.5.
The Coyotes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Jackrabbits are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss and 42-20-1 ATS in their last 63 home games.
South Dakota picked up one of their best wins of the season against North Dakota State but will need to find some consistency on the defensive end as they still currently rank just 320th in the country in scoring defense. South Dakota State struggled to slow down the fast paced Omaha offense but still have one of the best teams in the Summit led by the impressive backcourt of Deondre Parks and George Marshall. South Dakota has played well as of late but they’ve struggled on the road this season, and for the fact that the Jackrabbits are a perfect 10-0 at home this season, I think South Dakota State has no trouble with the Coyotes and covers this large spread.