South Dakota Coyotes vs. Colorado State Rams Free Prediction 12/16/18

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The Colorado State Rams (5-5) and their great offense host the South Dakota Coyotes (5-5) and their tremendous defense. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

South Dakota Coyotes at Colorado State Rams ATS Odds

Both teams easily got past their last opponent. The Rams defeated the Colorado Christian Cougars 100-66, while the Coyotes beat the York (NE) Panthers 83-58.

South Dakota dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.266 and a turnover percentage of 9.8. York (NE) had marks of 0.055 and 24.4, respectively, for those same stats. The Rams, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (45.5 vs. 17.1) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.646 vs. 0.466). Nico Carvacho played well for Colorado State, putting up 14 points and 15 rebounds. Trey Burch-Manning, meanwhile was a key piece for South Dakota with 22 points and eight rebounds.

This battle pits one of the country’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Colorado State currently ranks 46th in offensive efficiency and South Dakota is 60th in defensive efficiency. Moreover, the Coyotes rank 35th in turnover percentage (18.4 percent), while the Rams rank 349th in opponents’ turnover percentage (15.0 percent).

South Dakota vs. Colorado State ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Colorado State, ATS Winner – South Dakota, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • South Dakota ranks 38th in assists allowed per game (8.8) while Colorado State ranks 219th (15.0).
  • The Coyotes rank 24th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Rams rank 52nd (5.5).
  • South Dakota ranks 131st in rebounds per game (31.5) while Colorado State ranks 134th in rebounds allowed per game (34.6).
  • The Rams rank 63rd in three pointers attempted per game (25.1) while the Coyotes rank 227th (20.0).
  • Colorado State ranks ninth in blocks allowed per game (1.9) while South Dakota ranks 106th (4.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Coyotes have scored an average of 69.8 points per game (2.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 61.8 points per game (0.9 below their season average).
  • The Rams’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.6, up from 0.1 for the season.