Kansas State vs. South Dakota - 11/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota Coyotes (1-2) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (2-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota Coyotes and Kansas State Wildcats meet Friday night at the Bramlage Coliseum.
The South Dakota Coyotes look to get back to a .500 record with a big road victory. The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 70 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Tre Burnette is averaging 18 points and 8.3 rebounds while Casey Kasperbauer is averaging 16 points and 1.7 assists. Eric Robertson is the third double-digit scorer and Shy McClelland is dishing 4.3 assists. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and have five players averaging at least six points. South Dakota has also lost its two games this season by a combined 15 points, showing that the Coyotes are building on the way they ended last year. South Dakota has won six of its last 10 road games.
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The Kansas State Wildcats look for a 3-0 start after beating Maryland-Eastern Shore and Columbia. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 80.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Wesley Iwundu is averaging 19.5 points and seven rebounds while Justin Edwards is averaging 18 points and 4.5 assists. Dean Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Kamau Stokes is dishing 3.5 assists. The Kansas State Wildcats are holding teams to 22.2 percent shooting from deep, which is 26th best in the country. However, KSU is shooting just 26.7 percent from downtown despite topping 80 points in each of its first two games. Kansas State has won five straight home games and hopes it can be that sneaky good team in the Big 12.
The Coyotes are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.
South Dakota has some confidence heading into this game after finishing last year strong and competing hard early on this season. This could be the toughest game for the Wildcats yet, which is why I'm taking a shot with the points. The Coyotes are showing progress.