The South Dakota Coyotes (7-3) welcome the Alabama State Hornets (1-6) to Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Hornets will try to put an end to a six-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, December 9, 2019.
Alabama State Hornets vs. South Dakota Coyotes ATS Odds
Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Coyotes defeated the Mount Marty Lancers 94-79, while the Hornets beat the Chicago State Cougars 67-54.
The Hornets forced 28 turnovers and held the Cougars to an effective field goal percentage of 0.394 (below their season average of 0.485). The Coyotes, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.311 vs. 0.149) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.0 vs. 17.5). Stanley Umude was a key piece for South Dakota with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Meanwhile, Alabama State received a boost from Brandon Battle, who put up 14 points.
The physical South Dakota offense could be living from the charity stripe in this meeting. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Coyotes rank 67th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.263, while Alabama State ranks 267th in FTA rate allowed (0.252).
Alabama State Hornets at South Dakota Coyotes Pick
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – South Dakota, ATS Winner – South Dakota, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- South Dakota ranks 74th in rebounds allowed per game (33.3) while Alabama State ranks 235th (37.2).
- The Hornets rank 126th in blocks per game (3.1) while the Coyotes rank 127th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
- The Coyotes rank 33rd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Hornets rank 192nd (7.3).
- South Dakota ranks 144th in assists per game (13.2) while Alabama State ranks 265th (9.8).