South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. South Dakota Coyotes Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 1-19-2020
On Sunday afternoon, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and South Dakota Coyotes will do battle in this Summit League matchup. Tip-off is set for 4:30 PM ET.
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Jackrabbits On Top Of The SummitThe South Dakota State Jackrabbits are having a great season. They are 14-7 overall, 5-1 in conference play, and have won five games in a row. The Jackrabbits started the year strong, went in win-loss mode for a bit, and have now won eight of their last nine games. The scoring production has been very high and the defense has been very consistent as well. This team is mostly getting double digit wins and they have been playing great ball for weeks. Douglas Wilson leads the team in points per game with 17.7.
In their last game, the Jackrabbits beat North Dakota 87-66. They had a 16 point lead at halftime and put up 40 plus points in both half's. The Jackrabbits had four players finish in double figures in scoring and Douglas Wilson led the team in scoring with 22 points. They shot 50 percent from the field, 6 of 18 from three, and 21 of 26 from the free throw line. The points in the paint numbers were strong, but the turnovers need to be limited. At some point it might hurt them in a close game, but for now it's fine. Their depth scoring has been the main key to their success.
Coyotes Looking For A Big Win At HomeThe South Dakota Coyotes are having a nice season. They are 11-8 overall, 2-3 in conference play, and 7-2 at home. This team has been through a little bit of everything this year. The Coyotes started the season 5-0, went into a win-loss mode for a bit, and have now dropped five of their last seven games. The offense has been hit and miss, and the defense is giving up some high point totals. Lately, they have been in a few somewhat close games and South Dakota will try to get streaky again. Tyler Hagedorn leads the team in points per game with 18.4.
In their last game, the Coyotes lost to North Dakota State 72-70. South Dakota was only down seven points at the half and the offense stayed consistent in the second, but they just barely fell short of a win. The Coyotes had three players finish in double figures in scoring and Stanley Umude led the team in scoring with 23 points. South Dakota shot 51 percent from the field, 6 of 13 from three, and 12 of 18 from the free throw line. They took care of the ball, but they need to get some bench scoring. The Coyotes should try to take more threes and try to get some more steals.