South Dakota Coyotes (2-1) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-0)
November 17, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -14.5 / South Dakota Coyotes +14.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The South Dakota Coyotes and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Humphrey Coliseum. The South Dakota Coyotes look to build on their 2-1 record. The Mississippi State Bulldogs look to remain undefeated.
The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 75.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. AJ Plitzuweit is averaging 19 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Kruz Perrott-Hunt is averaging 13.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Tasos Kamateros is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Bruns is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota Coyotes are allowing 40.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 72 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 48.3 points on 31.3 percent shooting. Tolu Smith is averaging 18.3 points and 2.3 assists, while DJ Jeffries is averaging 10.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Shakeel Moore is dishing 1 assist and Cameron Matthews is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 23.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The Coyotes are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Bulldogs are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 29-14 in Coyotes last 43 overall. The under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 overall.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are the better team and have the horses to blow the doors off here, but South Dakota isn’t terrible and has a couple of players who can take over offensively. Also, this is a possible look ahead spot for Mississippi State with Marquette on deck. Lot of points when you consider South Dakota will be the more motivated side. Give me the points.