South Dakota vs. North Dakota - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Dakota vs. North Dakota - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

North Dakota Fighting Hawks (13-16) at South Dakota Coyotes (19-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm (Sanford Coyote Sports Center)

The Line: South Dakota Coyotes -8.5 -- Over/Under: 156.5

TV: https://goyotes.com/watch/

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and South Dakota Coyotes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are averaging 76.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Marlon Stewart is averaging 15.4 points and 4.9 rebounds while Filip Rebraca is averaging 14.1 points and 1.7 assists. De'Sean Allen-Eikens is the third double-digit scorer and Kienan Walter is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks have lost five of their last six road games.

The South Dakota Coyotes need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 80 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Tyler Hagedorn is averaging 18.5 points and 1.8 assists while Stanley Umude is averaging 16.9 points and 6.3 rebounds. Triston Simpson is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Kelley is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota Coyotes are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The South Dakota Coyotes have lost one home game since December 29.

Will update with trends once they're released.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks lose on the road by an average of 8.6 points, and they're just 5-11 against the spread on the road and 9-17 against the spread on the season. The South Dakota Coyotes are 7-4 against the spread at home where they win by an average fo 16.3 points and shoot 53 percent from the field and 43 percent from deep. The South Dakota Coyotes beat North Dakota earlier this season by 14 points. This game shouldn't be much different. I'll lay the reasonable number with the home team.

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Randy’s Pick South Dakota Coyotes -8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.