The South Dakota Coyotes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday in college basketball action from Pinnacle Bank Arena. South Dakota is 4-1 so far and fresh off a win over Presentation. As for Nebraska, they’re 4-2 over their first six and beat Tennessee State in their last game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
South Dakota posted a 59-53 win over Air Force in their opener this year, then took a rough 99-50 blowout loss at the hands of Drake in game two. After that came two wins over Southern U and Tennessee State.
The Coyotes kept it going on Tuesday in their last game with a win over Presentation College. South Dakota scored 50 points in the first half and cruised to the 99-58 win. Mason Archambault led the team with is 18 points and six rebounds.
Over on the Nebraska side, they lost a tough one in their opener by one point to Western Illinois. After a win over Sam Houston and a loss to Creighton, the Cornhuskers beat Idaho State and Southern U in their next pair.
Nebraska kept it rolling in their last game versus Tennessee State. The Cornhuskers were down 41-38 at halftime but surged from there in a 79-73 comeback win. Alonzo Verge notched a double-double there with 18 points, 10 assists and five rebounds.
Nebraska is 4-1 ATS in the last five Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in the last eight after an ATS loss. The over is 6-1 in Nebraska’s last seven after an ATS loss.
Meanwhile, the Coyotes are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall. South Dakota is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 Saturday games.
PICK: I’m going to go with Nebraska in this one. The Cornhuskers got off to a slow start in their last outing but eventually found the rhythm in the victory over Tennessee State. Nebraska shot 52.8 percent from the field with 35 rebounds and 18 team assists.
As for South Dakota, they posted a blistering 61.3 percent shooting in a cupcake matchup during their last appearance, but won’t find points so easily here. I like this one to be pretty compelling for most of the game, with Nebraska eventually finding a cover.