South Dakota vs. Kansas Prediction

South Dakota Coyotes vs. Kansas Jayhawks 12/18/18, Prediction & Odds

The Kansas Jayhawks remain unbeaten as the top-ranked team in the country and are 6-0 on their home court. Will Kansas again show home dominance tonight as it hosts the South Dakota Coyotes?

Game Snapshot

645 South Dakota Coyotes at 646 Kansas Jayhawks 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Allen Fieldhouse at 8PM ET

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jayhawks are a 21.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 139 points. As of Tuesday morning, 75 percent of public bets are siding with visiting South Dakota. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Coyotes earn win at Colorado State

South Dakota moved to 6-5 on the season Sunday with a 68-63 victory at Colorado State. The Coyotes outscored the hosts 38-33 in the second half to post the win. Stanley Umude paced South Dakota with 15 points in 23 minutes off the bench as he shot 6-of-8 from the floor. He also pulled down two rebounds. Tyler Peterson accounted for 12 points, six boards and two steals. Trey Burch-Manning had 10 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Cody Kelley added 10 points, eight boards and seven dimes. The Coyotes shot 25-of-59 as a team in the win.

Vick scores 29 in win 

Kansas stayed unbeaten Saturday afternoon with a 74-71 home triumph over Villanova. The Jayhawks (9-0) shot 23-of-46 from the floor in the victory, while holding the Wildcats to 24-of-59 shooting including 8-of-28 from 3-point distance. Lagerald Vick poured in 29 points on 9-of-15 shooting plus 8-of-10 at the charity stripe to lead the way. He also pulled down seven rebounds. Dedric Lawson contributed 28 points plus 12 rebounds, while Devon Dotson had 11 points and two boards.

College Basketball Betting Trends

South Dakota

The under is 8-0 in the last eight Coyotes games overall. South Dakota is 16-6-1 ATS in its last 23 road games. 

Kansas

The over is 9-3-1 in the last 13 Jayhawks games overall. Kansas is 4-0 ATS in its last four games versus the Summit Conference.

Prediction:

In its last five games, the Jayhawks have won twice in overtime and two other times by a combined six points. The other contest was a blowout 72-47 win against a fairly talented Wofford squad. I think with all the close calls, Kansas is due for another big win. I don't see any reason why this game stays close. South Dakota defeated a lousy Colorado State squad and three of its five losses are to teams well outside the top 200. Go with the Jayhawks tonight.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS -21.5

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