Who’s Playing

Southern @ South Dakota

Current Records: Southern 1-2; South Dakota 1-1

What to Know

The South Dakota Coyotes will be playing at home against the Southern Jaguars at 8 p.m. ET on Friday. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.

South Dakota was pulverized by the Drake Bulldogs 99-50 on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Southern lost to the Rice Owls on the road by a decisive 81-63 margin.

The Coyotes are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in all their past two games, so buyers beware.

South Dakota is now 1-1 while Southern sits at 1-2. A pair of last-season stats to keep an eye on: South Dakota has only been able to knock down 33.60% percent of their shots, which is the 354th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. But the Jaguars have allowed their opponents to shoot 47.20% from the floor on average, which is the 33rd highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

 

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Sanford Coyote Sports Center — Vermillion, South Dakota
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  • Ticket Cost: $49.00

Odds

The Coyotes are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Jaguars, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Coyotes as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.