South Dakota vs Drake College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20

South Dakota vs Drake College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20 Photo by Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Drake Bulldogs (6-0) at South Dakota Coyotes (1-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Sanford Coyote Sports Center)

The Line: South Dakota Coyotes +6 -- Over/Under: 145 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Drake Bulldogs and the South Dakota Coyotes meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Sanford Coyote Sports Center. 

Drake rolls into this matchup at 6-0 so far. The Bulldogs have taken out St. Ambrose, McKendree and Air Force in their last three games. As for South Dakota, they’re 1-5 this season. After losing five straight to start the year, the Coyotes beat South Dakota State on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Drake has been on a nice run over their first half-dozen games. The Bulldogs started with wins over Kansas State 80-70, South Dakota 69-53, Omaha 87-66, St. Ambrose 97-53 and McKendree 90-66 in their first five. 

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On Sunday against Air Force, it was another big win for Drake 81-53. Topping the Bulldogs in that one was DJ Wilkins with 23 points, three boards and one assist. Both Roman Penn and Joseph Yesufu posted 11 points apiece with a combined 11 assists and three rebounds as well. 

Over on the South Dakota side, they opened the season with five straight losses but finally got a win on Saturday. The Coyotes started out with defeats courtesy of Colorado, Drake, Nebraska, North Dakota and North Dakota State. Saturday, South Dakota managed a nice 91-78 win over South Dakota State. 

In the victory over the Jackrabbits, South Dakota’s Stanley Umude went off for 41 points, 11 rebounds and one assist. AJ Plizuweit added 17 points with six assists and four rebounds, while Xavier Fuller chipped in 12 points, two assists and four rebounds. 

The Coyotes are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six Wednesday games. South Dakota is 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS win and the over is 4-0 in their last four overall. 

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last four overall and 7-2 ATS in their last nine Wednesday games. Drake is 4-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win and the over is 6-1 in their last seven overall. 

PICK: I’m going to go with Drake. That said, South Dakota has been scoring fairly well over their last four games, with 67 or more in each and 91 points against SD State. The Bulldogs have been pretty dominant against everyone on the schedule so far though, and have notched 81 or more points in each of their last four outings. South Dakota’s top-end scorers will probably keep this one interesting in the first half, but I like Drake to pull away and cover. 

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Andrew’s Pick Drake Bulldogs -6

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