North Dakota State vs. South Dakota - 12/29/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Dakota State vs. South Dakota - 12/29/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

South Dakota Coyotes (6-7) at North Dakota State Bison (5-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Scheels Center)

The Line: North Dakota State Bison -2 -- Over/Under: 136 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The North Dakota State Bison host the South Dakota Coyotes in Summit League college basketball on Saturday.

The South Dakota Coyotes have followed a two game winning streak with back to back defeats after a 66-60 loss to visiting Southern Miss as a 1.5 point favorite. South Dakota was ahead by five points at the half but stumbled at both ends of the floor in the second half with the Golden Eagles holding a 45%-35.3% shooting edge.

Triston Simpson was the Coyotes top weapon with 15 points, five pulls and three assists on 4-7 accuracy and 5-6 at the line. South Dakota received eleven points and a combined 15 rebounds from Cody Kelley and Stanley Umude while Dan Jech and Trey Burch-Manning chipped in with seven points each.

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The North Dakota State Bison have won three of four after routing sub-division Northland 90-43. North Dakota State was never challenged with the team racing out to a 51-16 lead by the half and continuing to press the issue over the final 20 minutes. The Bison burned the nets at 51.6% and allowed 25.8% and held a 19-8 advantage at the stripe.

Rocky Kreuser and Deng Geu led the North Dakota State scoring spree with 16 points apiece with Geu hauling in 13 rebounds. Tyson Ward gave NDSU 12 points, nine boards and four assists while Vinnie Shahid and Jared Samuelson combined for 20 points with Shahid posting eight boards.

Under is 9-1 in South Dakota last 10 overall and South Dakota are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and South Dakota are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Summit. NDSU are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. Summit and NDSU are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games and over is 19-7 in NDSU last 26 home games.

The side looks like a tossup but the total is on the low side so I’ll go with the over…

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Mark’s Pick over 136

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