South Dakota Coyotes at Colorado Buffaloes Free Prediction

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The South Dakota Coyotes (4-3) will travel to the Coors Events Center to square off with the Colorado Buffaloes (5-1). Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, and can be seen on Pac-12 Network.

South Dakota Coyotes vs. Colorado Buffaloes Betting Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Buffaloes defeated the Colorado State Rams 86-80, while the Coyotes beat the Bakersfield Roadrunners 68-56.

The Coyotes made 26 of their 31 free throws (83.9 percent) and held the Roadrunners to an effective field goal percentage of 0.407 (below their season average of 0.510). Colorado, on the other hand, played a nearly perfect game. They had a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 31.6 (above their season average of 30.6) and a turnover percentage of 10.4 (better than their season average of 16.9). For those same stats, Colorado State was 9.7 and 15.6, respectively. McKinley Wright IV played well for Colorado with 18 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Stanley Umude, meanwhile played well for South Dakota, contributing 19 points and eight rebounds.

The offense of Colorado will battle against the top-notch defense of South Dakota. Dating back to last season, the Buffaloes rank 183rd in offensive efficiency, while the Coyotes are 18th in defensive efficiency. The Coyotes figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball. Ball protection should be an advantage for the Coyotes. They rank 22nd at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.0 percent), while the Buffaloes have forced the 15th-fewest turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 15.7 percent).

South Dakota Coyotes vs. Colorado Buffaloes Odds Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – Colorado, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • South Dakota ranks 15th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while Colorado ranks 255th (7.1).
  • The Buffaloes average 38.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 62nd in the NCAA. The Coyotes rank 115th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9).
  • South Dakota is 22nd in the country with 10.9 assists allowed per game while Colorado is 34th with 11.2 assists allowed per game.
  • The Buffaloes rank 84th in blocks per game (3.9) while the Coyotes rank 275th (2.0).
  • Colorado ranks 198th in three pointers attempted per game (21.2) while South Dakota ranks 251st (19.7).