The San Jose State Spartans (2-7) will be at home in San Jose State Event Center when they meet the South Dakota Coyotes (10-3). South Dakota is a 10-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 139.5 points. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
South Dakota Coyotes vs. San Jose State Spartans Free Preview
The last time the Coyotes played, they defeated the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, 90-77. Matt Mooney led South Dakota in scoring with 24 points on 7-for-15 shooting. South Dakota played a perfect game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0 (above their season average of 29.5) and a free throw rate of 0.460 (above their season average of 0.241). Northern Arizona was 23.1 and 0.362, respectively, for those same stats.
The Spartans are trying to rebound after their 64-55 loss to the Portland Pilots in their last outing. Ryan Welage was the games high scorer with 21 points on 5-for-12 shooting. Portland did a terrific job of making free throws (18-25; 72.0 percent). San Jose State, on the other hand, held the Pilots to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.0 (below their season average of 23.7).
San Jose State might have a tough time putting up points as they square off against one of the nations best defenses. South Dakota ranks 42nd in defensive efficiency, while the Spartans rank 319th in offensive efficiency dating back to last season.
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. South Dakota games have gone over 55.6 percent of the time, while 75.0 percent of games including San Jose State have finished under. The Coyotes have the significant advantage straight up (SU) (10-3 vs. 2-7), but both teams are close to the .500 mark against the spread (ATS).
South Dakota Coyotes at San Jose State Spartans Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – South Dakota, ATS Winner – South Dakota, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Coyotes rank 244th in three pointers attempted per game (19.0) while the Spartans rank 277th (18.2).
- South Dakota ranks 25th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while San Jose State ranks 143rd (6.2).
- The Coyotes rank 48th in assists allowed per game (12.6) while the Spartans rank 144th (13.2).
- San Jose State ranks eighth in rebounds allowed per game (33.3) while South Dakota ranks 67th (35.4).