The South Dakota Coyotes (8-3) will be at home in Sanford Coyote Sports Center when they take on the Eastern Washington Eagles (3-6). The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 148.5 points with South Dakota opening as a 12.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 10, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court.
Eastern Washington Eagles vs. South Dakota Coyotes ATS Preview
In the Eagles last game, they were beaten by the San Francisco Dons, 81-71. With 31 points on 11-for-22 shooting, Bogdan Bliznyuk was the top scorer from either team. San Francisco’s 11.8 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Eastern Washington, who had a rate of 15.6. The Dons mark was better than their season average of 15.6.
The Coyotes hope to keep it rolling after blowing out the Drake Bulldogs in their last game, 93-65. South Dakota was led by Trey Burch-Manning, who had 17 points and nine rebounds. South Dakota dominated every facet of the game. They had a superb turnover percentage of 9.1 (better than their season average of 15.1) and a free throw rate of 0.123 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Drake put up marks of 24.7 and 0.057, respectively.
South Dakota could put on a ball-control clinic in this showdown. Dating back to last season, South Dakota ranks 30th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.4 percent), while Eastern Washington has forced the 13th-fewest turnovers (15.7 percent).
Games involving these teams have a tendency to finish over the O/U total. Eastern Washington games have gone over 57.1 percent of the time, while South Dakota games have finished over 57.1 percent of the time. The Coyotes hold a substantial advantage in both straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 8-3 SU and 6-1 ATS, while the Eagles are 3-6 SU and 2-5 ATS.
Eastern Washington Eagles at South Dakota Coyotes Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – South Dakota, ATS Winner – Eastern Washington, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Eagles rank 111th in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while the Coyotes rank 147th in three pointers allowed per game (21.9).
- Eastern Washington ranks 26th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while South Dakota ranks 149th (3.8).
- The Coyotes rank 30th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Eagles rank 101st (6.1).
- South Dakota averages 37.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 91st in the NCAA. Eastern Washington ranks 139th in rebounds allowed per game (34.9).