North Dakota State vs South Dakota Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/5/23

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The South Dakota Coyotes and the North Dakota State Bison meet in college basketball action from the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Sunday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


North Dakota State is listed as a 5.5-point home favorite with the total for this game set at 143.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

South Dakota’s 71-62 win over North Dakota State back on February 2nd, 2023, snapped North Dakota State’s five-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.


South Dakota is 4-12 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games and 23-7 ATS in their last 30 games following a win by 20+ points while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 neutral site games. North Dakota State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games following a win.


I’m backing North Dakota State here. The Bison are just entering the tournament in far better form right now and while the Coyotes got one over on the Bison in the regular season, I think it’s a different animal at this point in the year and I look for the Bison to get it done and move on with a win and cover here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:North Dakota State -5.5