The UC Irvine Anteaters and South Dakota Coyotes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The UC Irvine Anteaters look for their seventh win. The South Dakota Coyotes look to get above a .500 record.
The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 79.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 62.7 points on 38.6 percent shooting. DJ Davis is averaging 16 points and 1.8 assists, while Dawson Baker is averaging 13.3 points and 0.8 assists. Bent Leuchten is dishing 1.1 assists and Devin Tillis is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 26.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.
The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 66.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. AJ Plitzuweit is averaging 12 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Kruz Perrott-Hunt is averaging 11 points and 2.4 rebounds. Paul Bruns is the third double-digit scorer and Tasos Kamateros is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota Coyotes are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Anteaters are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Coyotes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Anteaters last 7 Saturday games. The under is 5-1 in Coyotes last 6 overall.
Two teams heading in different directions. The UC Irvine Anteaters are one of the best offensive teams in the country and win by an average of 17.1 points. The South Dakota Coyotes are getting outscored on the season, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 20.2 points while shooting 37.2 percent from the field. UC Irvine should roll here. I'll lay the chalk.