South Dakota vs Drake College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/18/20

South Dakota vs Drake College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/18/20 Photo by Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

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

College Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Sanford Coyote Sports Center)

The Line: South Dakota Coyotes +5.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Drake Bulldogs look for another win to build on their 6-0 record. The Drake Bulldogs are averaging 84 points on 52.8 percent shooting and allowing 60.2 points on 36.4 percent shooting. ShanQuan Hemphill is averaging 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while DJ Wilkins is averaging 11 points and 2.5 assists. Garrett Sturtz is the third double-digit scorer and Roman Penn is grabbing three rebounds. The Drake Bulldogs are shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Drake Bulldogs are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game.

The South Dakota Coyotes look for a win to rebound from a 1-5 record. The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 68.7 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 44 percent shooting. Stanley Umude is averaging 23.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while AJ Plitzuweit is averaging 13.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Ty Chisom is dishing 1.3 assists and Xavier Fuller is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota Coyotes are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.

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The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Coyotes are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Bulldogs last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Coyotes last 4 overall.

The Drake Bulldogs are rolling on both sides of the ball and have been kind to bettors as well, which includes four straight covers. The South Dakota Coyotes haven't shot the ball well this season and have failed to cover five of their last seven games overall. I'm not looking to step in front of Drake, a team that's downright rolling right now. I'll lay the small chalk with Drake, one of the more impressive teams up to this point. 

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Randy’s Pick Drake Bulldogs -5.5

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