South Dakota Coyotes vs. Kansas Jayhawks ATS Prediction


The top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (9-0) look to remain perfect when they clash with the South Dakota Coyotes (6-5) at Allen Fieldhouse. The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

South Dakota Coyotes at Kansas Jayhawks ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Jayhawks were victorious over the 10th-ranked Michigan State Spartans 92-87, while the Coyotes dismantled the York (NE) Panthers 83-58.

South Dakota dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.266 and a turnover percentage of 9.8. For those same stats, York (NE) put up marks of 0.055 and 24.4, respectively. The Jayhawks, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (11.6 vs. 19.5) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.3 vs. 19.4). Kansas received a boost from Dedric Lawson, who contributed 20 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. Trey Burch-Manning played a pivotal role for South Dakota with 22 points and eight rebounds.

Based on historical performance heading into this one, ball security could play a significant role in this meeting. Dating back to last season, Kansas has committed the 56th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 16.8 percent), while the gambling defense of South Dakota has forced the 59th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 20.4 percent). Also, the Coyotes rank 59th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.264), while the Jayhawks rank 50th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.178).

South Dakota Coyotes at Kansas Jayhawks Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Kansas, ATS Winner – South Dakota, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • South Dakota ranks 59th in three pointers allowed per game (22.1) while Kansas ranks 249th (25.1).
  • The Jayhawks average 4.0 blocks per game, which ranks 81st in the NCAA. The Coyotes rank 134th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • Kansas allows the eighth-fewest steals per game (5.3) while South Dakota ranks 21st (4.8).
  • The Jayhawks rank 53rd in rebounds per game (36.2) while the Coyotes rank 228th (36.4).
  • South Dakota ranks 10th in assists allowed per game (10.9) while Kansas ranks 155th (13.1).