South Dakota vs Omaha: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – January 29, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on January 29, 2021 - Last Updated on January 31, 2021

The Omaha Mavericks (2-10) are expected to extend a six-game losing streak when they visit the South Dakota Coyotes (6-6) as 8.5-point underdogs at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The matchup airs on ESP3. The point total for the matchup is set at 143.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 29, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Coyotes (-8.5)

The line for this game set by DraftKings and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.3 points of each other).

Pick OU:
Under (143.5)

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 1.3 points highter than the model projection.

Prediction: South Dakota 76, Omaha 67

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Coyotes have an average implied point total of 74.5 this season, which is 1.5 points lower than their implied total in Friday’s game (76).
  • South Dakota has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (76) three times this season.
  • The 77-point average implied total on the season for the Mavericks is nine more points than the team’s 68-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Omaha will try to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (68) for the second time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

South Dakota and Omaha Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 8.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Coyotes 4-6-1 1-0 5-4-2
Mavericks 4-7 0-0 4-7

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

South Dakota

Omaha
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/23/2021 Western Illinois Win 84-74 1/9/2021 North Dakota State Loss 80-66
1/22/2021 Western Illinois Win 65-60 1/8/2021 North Dakota State Loss 71-69
1/9/2021 UMKC Win 68-62 12/29/2020 Kansas State Loss 60-58
1/8/2021 UMKC Win 66-64 12/17/2020 Wyoming Loss 82-78
12/20/2020 Mount Marty Win 84-44 12/16/2020 Colorado Loss 91-49

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