South Dakota Coyotes (7-7) vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks (4-12)
January 10, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Dakota Fighting Hawks +5 / South Dakota Coyotes -5; Over/Under: -147.5
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The South Dakota Coyotes and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks meet in college basketball action from the Betty Engelstad Center on Monday night.
The South Dakota Coyotes will look to rebound from an 84-65 loss to South Dakota State in their last game. Kruz Perrott-Hunt leads the Coyotes in scoring and assists with 13.4 PPG and 2.1 APG while Xavier Fuller and Mason Archambault each have 12+ PPG and 4+ RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for South Dakota up to this point in the year. Hunter Goodrick has a team-high 7.3 RPG to lead the Coyotes on the glass this season. As a team, South Dakota is averaging 71.1 PPG on 44.5% shooting from the field, 33.1% from three and 71.2% from the foul line while allowing 69.1 PPG on 44.9% shooting from the field and 39.8% from three this season.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will try to rebound from their 93-74 loss to Denver last time out. Paul Bruns leads the Hawks in scoring with 13.6 PPG along with 4.9 RPG while Caleb Nero has 12.1 PPG with 4.1 RPG in 9 games for North Dakota this season and Mitchell Sueker has 11.3 PPG with 3.9 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for North Dakota so far this season. . Tsotne Tsartsidze also has 8.3 PPG with a team-high 5.3 RPG as well this season. As a team, North Dakota is averaging 70.4 PPG on 41% shooting from the field, 33% from three and 72.8% from the foul line while allowing 79 PPG on 49.5% shooting from the field and 39.1% from three this season.
South Dakota is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 21-6 in their last 27 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. North Dakota is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a loss and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 home games against a team with a losing road record.
I get the case that could be made either way here, as I don’t want to be laying points with South Dakota on the road, but North Dakota is probably an underdog at home for a reason. Instead, I’m going to side with the over as defense has been a problem on both sides in recent games and I could see this being a game where both teams get into the 70s and one could get into the 80s here. Give me the over.