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South Dakota vs. North Dakota - 3/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Dakota at South Dakota
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 4:30 PM (EST)
Location
Sanford Coyote Sports Center
Vermillion, South Dakota
The Line
The Line: South Dakota -6 -- Over/Under: 142.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | North Dakota at South Dakota
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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.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are averaging 74.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Marlon Stewart is averaging 13.7 points and 3.3 rebounds while Cortez Seales is averaging 13.4 points and 3.2 assists. Conner Avants is the third double-digit scorer and Aanen Moody is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks have split their last six road games.

The South Dakota Coyotes could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 70.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Stanley Umude is averaging 14.5 points and 5.4 rebounds while Triston Simpson is averaging 13.9 points and 3.4 assists. Trey Burch-Manning is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Peterson is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota Coyotes are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The South Dakota Coyotes have split their last six home games.

The Fighting Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Summit and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Coyotes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Summit and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Coyotes last 7 overall. The over is 6-1 in Fighting Hawks last 7 overall.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks have been rather productive ATS lately, but they enter this contest struggling on the road and did lose the first meeting between these teams by 14 points at home. The South Dakota Coyotes aren't playing great lately, but they are winning at home by an average of 2.5 points. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks lose by an average of 8.3 points while allowing 47 percent shooting on the road. South Dakota and the reasonable chalk is probably the way to go.

Pick:
South Dakota -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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