Northern Arizona Lumberjacks At South Dakota Coyotes: College Basketball Preview And Insights – December 11, 2021

Written By Staff on December 10, 2021 - Last Updated on July 21, 2022

The South Dakota Coyotes (5-4) are 4.5-point favorites as they attempt to extend a five-game home winning streak when they take on the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-5) on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The matchup airs at 4:30 PM ET. The matchup’s over/under is 135.5.

Game facts: South Dakota vs Northern Arizona

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 11, 2021
  • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Location: Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Arena: Sanford Coyote Sports Center

Key players for Northern Arizona

  • Carson Towt averages 9.1 rebounds per game, 3.4 assists per game, and 8.3 points per game, putting him in the top spot on the Lumberjacks in both rebounds and assists.
  • Jalen Cole holds the title of Northern Arizona’s top scorer by putting up 15.7 points per game.
  • Cone makes more threes per game than any other member of the Lumberjacks, averaging 2.1 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Northern Arizona grabs more steals than Keith Haymon (1.0 per game) or blocks more shots than Zeke Richards (1.6 per game).

Northern Arizona’s last game vs Idaho State

Northern Arizona defeated Idaho State, 73-70 in their last game on December 4, 2021. The Lumberjacks covered the spread (+5.0) and the game went over the total (127.0). Jalen Cole led the way for the Lumberjacks, whose stats are shown in the table below.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Jalen Cole 24* 6 1 7-14 5-9*
Carson Towt 9 10* 3 4-10 0-0
Mason Stark 17 2 2 3-7 2-4

Key players for South Dakota

  • Kruz Perrott-Hunt leads the Coyotes in scoring (13.6 points per game) and assists (2.3 assists per game).
  • South Dakota is led in rebounds by Hunter Goodrick’s 7.4 per game.
  • Perrott-Hunt makes 1.9 treys per game to lead the Coyotes.
  • Mason Archambault averages 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for South Dakota.

South Dakota’s last game vs Northern Colorado

In their last game, South Dakota lost to Northern Colorado, 74-69 on December 7, 2021. The Coyotes covered the spread (+9.5) and the game went over the total (141.0). Find the key players from the game in the table below.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Mason Archambault 14* 5* 2 5-8 2-3*
Xavier Fuller 13 4 1 6-13 1-3
Hunter Goodrick 10 5 1 5-10 0-3

Northern Arizona insights

  • The Lumberjacks’ 42.0 shooting percentage is 2.1 lower than the Coyotes have conceded.
  • Northern Arizona is 1-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall when shooting better than 44.1% from the field.
  • The Lumberjacks average 69.7 points, just 3.1 more than66.6 the Coyotes give up.
  • Northern Arizona is 2-2 versus the spread and 4-1 overall when putting up over 66.6 points.
  • The Coyotes grab 10.6 offensive rebounds per game, only 0.6 more than the Lumberjacks.
  • The Coyotes are 2-2-0 against the spread when they’re tops on the offensive glass. The Lumberjacks are 2-1-0 when they lose that battle.

Bet on South Dakota vs Northern Arizona

South Dakota vs Northern Arizona Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
South Dakota -4.5 135.5 -110 -110 -210 175

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Northern Arizona betting analysis

  • This game’s over/under is 2.8 fewer points than the 138.3 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020.
  • Northern Arizona has compiled a 5-3-0 record against the spread this year.
  • The Lumberjacks are 4-0 ATS when playing as at least 4.5-point underdogs.
  • The Lumberjacks have been underdogs in six games this season and won two (33.3%) of those contests.
  • This season, Northern Arizona has been at least a +175 underdog on the moneyline three times, losing each of those contests.

Game prediction

Spread Pick South Dakota (-4.5)
Total Pick Over (135.5)
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