Denver vs. South Dakota - 3/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota Coyotes (25-7) at Denver Pioneers (15-14)
College Basketball: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:30 pm (Denny Sanford Premier Center)
The Line: South Dakota Coyotes -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota Coyotes and Denver Pioneers meet Monday in the college basketball Summit Tournament semifinals at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
The South Dakota Coyotes look for another victory after beating Omaha on Saturday. The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 81 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 41 percent shooting. Matt Mooney is averaging 18.2 points and 3.1 assists while Tyler Hagedorn is averaging 13.2 points and six rebounds. Triston Simpson is dishing 3.3 assists and Trey Burch-Manning is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota Coyotes are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The South Dakota Coyotes have won three of their last four neutral site games.
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The Denver Pioneers look for another victory after beating Oral Roberts on Sunday. The Denver Pioneers are averaging 73 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Daniel Amigo is averaging 15 points and 6.4 rebounds while Joe Rosga is averaging 16.4 points and 2.9 assists. Jake Pemberton is the third double-digit scorer and Elvin Rodriguez is grabbing 1.1 rebounds. The Denver Pioneers are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Pioneers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Denver Pioneers have won two of their last three neutral site games.
The Pioneers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Monday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Summit and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Coyotes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Summit and 34-14-4 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Pioneers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The South Dakota Coyotes were not only the better team, outscoring teams by nearly 10 points on the season, and they had a rest advantage having not played since Saturday. But the Denver Pioneers pretty much played two games yesterday, needing double overtime to beat Oral Roberts. You have to question just how much the Pioneers have left in the tank. Tired legs against a really balanced team is never a fair fight. Give me the South Dakota Coyotes by double digits.