South Dakota vs North Dakota Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/4/23

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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and South Dakota Coyotes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks Betting Preview

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are averaging 69.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. BJ Omot is averaging 11.2 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Matt Norman is averaging 10.3 points and 1.3 assists. Tsotne Tsartsidze is dishing 1.1 assists and Treysen Eaglestaff is dishing 1.2 assists. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.

The South Dakota Coyotes Betting Preview

The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 68.8 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Kruz Perrott-Hunt is averaging 13.9 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Tasos Kamateros is averaging 11.7 points and 6 rebounds. AJ Plitzuweit is the third double-digit scorer, and Paul Bruns is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota Coyotes are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game.

The Fighting Hawks are 16-36 ATS in their last 52 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Coyotes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Fighting Hawks last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The South Dakota Coyotes have been the better team this season, and they're going to get even more love playing at home. However, neither team is playing good ball right now and this is a rivalry game where you can often throw numbers out the window. It's not a coincidence the underdog has thrived in these clashes. Give me the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:North Dakota Fighting Hawks +6.5