The South Dakota Coyotes (4-1) and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-1) clash at Sanford Pentagon. South Dakota is an 11-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 140 points. Action starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. South Dakota Coyotes Odds Preview
The Golden Eagles won big over the Blue Mountain College Toppers in their last outing, 90-46. Tyree Griffin was the games leading scorer with 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Southern Miss dominated every facet of the game. They had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 7.7 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.9. Blue Mountain College was 22.8 and 7.7, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Coyotes last matchup, they dismantled the Mount Marty Lancers, 93-54. South Dakota rallied around Tyler Hagedorn, who was the games high scorer with 16 points on 8-for-11 shooting. South Dakota dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 41.9 (above their season average of 25.5) and a turnover percentage of 9.6 (better than their season average of 15.1). Mount Marty was 15.8 and 16.2, respectively, for those same stats.
It will be a matchup of contrasting styles as the up-and-down Coyotes will look to push the more half-court-oriented Golden Eagles. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Coyotes rank 51st in possessions per game while the Golden Eagles are 265th.
The Golden Eagles have had records of 11-23 straight up (SU) and 15-12-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Games involving Southern Miss have had a slight tendency to finish under the projected point total since last season (53.6 percent).
The Coyotes, meanwhile, have records of 26-12 SU and 23-9-1 ATS since last season. Games involving South Dakota have had a slight tendency to finish over the O/U total over that same stretch (51.5 percent).
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. South Dakota Coyotes Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – South Dakota, ATS Winner – Southern Miss, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Coyotes rank 136th in assists allowed per game (13.0) while the Golden Eagles rank 251st (14.6).
- South Dakota ranks 208th in three pointers allowed per game (22.2) while Southern Miss ranks 300th (25.0).
- South Dakota ranks 71st in steals per game (7.0) while Southern Miss ranks 281st (4.8).
- The Coyotes rank 72nd in rebounds per game (37.8) while the Golden Eagles rank 236th (34.5).
- South Dakota ranks 125th in blocks per game (3.6) while Southern Miss ranks 284th (1.9).