The South Dakota Coyotes (6-1) will travel to the Walkup Skydome to clash with the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (2-1). The game begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
South Dakota Coyotes at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Betting Odds
Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Lumberjacks dismantled the Benedictine Mesa Redhawks 93-56, while the Coyotes edged the California Baptist Lancers 84-83.
South Dakota played a nearly flawless game. They had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.581 (above their season average of 0.576) and a free throw rate of 0.194 (matching their season average). For those same stats, California Baptist put up marks of 0.522 and 0.176, respectively. The Lumberjacks, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 16.2) and had a much better turnover percentage (12.8 vs. 22.8). Northern Arizona received a boost from Brooks DeBisschop, who finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. Tyler Hagedorn, meanwhile had a good game for South Dakota, contributing 29 points and 10 rebounds.
The Coyotes won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 90-74. The Coyotes’ 24.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Lumberjacks, who had a rate of 16.7.
There’s a decent chance that South Dakota struggles to create turnovers. Since the 2018-19 season, Northern Arizona ranks 79th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.3 percent), while South Dakota has forced the 48th-fewest turnovers (17.0 percent). Also, the Coyotes, who rank 342nd in offensive rebounding percentage (22.0 percent), might have a tough time getting put-back points against the Lumberjacks, who rank 48th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.8 percent).
South Dakota Coyotes vs. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Free Pick
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Northern Arizona, ATS Winner – Northern Arizona, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- South Dakota ranks 48th in three pointers allowed per game (19.8) while Northern Arizona ranks 283rd (25.4).
- The Lumberjacks rank 156th in steals per game (6.3) while the Coyotes rank 254th (5.2).
- South Dakota ranks 254th in blocks per game (2.2) while Northern Arizona ranks 258th (2.2).
- The Coyotes rank 47th in assists allowed per game (11.2) while the Lumberjacks rank 269th (14.7).
- Northern Arizona ranks 193rd in rebounds per game (35.0) while South Dakota ranks 297th (31.9).