The South Dakota Coyotes (1-0) will be at home in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center when they clash with the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (1-0). Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, November 12, 2018.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs. South Dakota Coyotes Betting Odds
Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Coyotes had no trouble getting past the York (NE) Panthers 83-58, while the Lumberjacks defeated the Jacksonville Dolphins 97-82.
Northern Arizona dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.5 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5. For those same stats, Jacksonville had marks of 20.0 and 24.2, respectively. South Dakota, on the other hand, played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.266 and a turnover percentage of 9.8. York (NE) was 0.055 and 24.4, respectively, for those same stats. Trey Burch-Manning had a good performance for South Dakota with 22 points and eight rebounds. Bernie Andre, meanwhile had a good outing for Northern Arizona, finishing with 20 points and 14 rebounds.
The Coyotes won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 90-77. South Dakota’s rebounding was their biggest strength. The Coyotes had more offensive rebounds (20 vs. nine), defensive rebounds (30 vs. 20) and total rebounds (50 vs. 29).
The high-powered offense of South Dakota will clash against the porous defense of Northern Arizona. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Coyotes rank 32nd in offensive efficiency, while the Lumberjacks are 326th in defensive efficiency. The Coyotes should have the edge on that end of the court. Also, the Lumberjacks, who rank 19th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.297), will face a difficult challenge against the Coyotes, who rank 52nd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.199).
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at South Dakota Coyotes ATS Pick
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Northern Arizona, ATS Winner – Northern Arizona, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- South Dakota ranks 35th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while Northern Arizona ranks 275th (15.2).
- The Lumberjacks rank 162nd in blocks per game (3.1) while the Coyotes rank 246th (2.0).
- South Dakota ranks 200th in three pointers allowed per game (22.7) while Northern Arizona ranks 266th (24.2).
- The Coyotes rank 13th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while the Lumberjacks rank 241st (7.1).
- South Dakota ranks 71st in rebounds per game (37.7) while Northern Arizona ranks 239th (33.8).