North Dakota State Bison vs. South Dakota Coyotes - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota Coyotes (11-13) at North Dakota State Bison (16-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Scheels Arena)
The Line: North Dakota State Bison -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Dakota State Bison will be hosting the South Dakota Coyotes on Saturday at the Scheels Arena.
The North Dakota State Bison are currently 16-7 on the season, and the Bison currently have the top spot in the Summit League standings. The Bison definitely won’t wow you when you watch them, but the Bison are a solid team that is not afraid to grind out wins. NDSU has won eight of their last ten heading into this meeting with the Coyotes on Saturday, with the latest win for the Bison coming on Thursday night against the UNO Mavericks 64-57. The Bison fell to the Coyotes the last time these two teams met, so you can bet that will be fresh in their mind when they tip-off here on Saturday.
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The South Dakota Coyotes are sitting at 11-13 overall this season, and in the Summit League, the Coyotes are currently in fourth place with a conference record of 5-5. The Coyotes have dropped three out of their last five heading into this meeting with the Bison, but the Coyotes did earn a solid win in their last outing on Thursday night, beating the Western Illinois Leathernecks 75-61 in South Dakota. With the Coyotes getting a home win against the Bison just a few weeks ago, look for the Bison to be prepared for the Coyotes here on Saturday, so South Dakota better have its game together.
The Coyotes are just 11-9-1 against the spread this season, while the Bison are 9-10 against the spread on the year. South Dakota has been strong on the road; going 7-3 ATS while the Bison are 5-2 against the spread at home this season.
I have to take the Bison here. The Coyotes got the better of the series last time out, and I have to think that the Bison will have that on their minds here on Saturday.