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A non-conference matchup features the South Dakota Coyotes (5-4) traveling to Clune Arena as they play the Air Force Falcons (5-4) on Tuesday. This will be the fourth contest in history between the schools. They faced off in 2021, with South Dakota recording a 59-53 win over the Falcons. Air Force owns a 2-1 edge over the Coyotes. 

Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Falcons at -4 in the latest South Dakota vs. Air Force odds. The over/under for total points is set at 126. Before locking in any Air Force vs. South Dakota picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated more than $1,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Air Force vs. South Dakota and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines and trends for South Dakota vs. Air Force:

  • South Dakota vs. Air Force spread: Falcons -4
  • South Dakota vs. Air Force over/under: 126 points
  • South Dakota vs. Air Force money line: Falcons -180, Coyotes +155
  • SD: Under is 5-0 in the Coyotes' last five overall
  • AF: Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall
  • South Dakota vs. Air Force picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Air Force can cover

Sophomore guard Jake Heidbreder leads the Falcons offense. The Indiana native owns a reliable jumper and can be a sound space creator. Heidbreder averages 14.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and shoots 37% from downtown. He's scored 16 points in two of his last three outings.

Freshman guard Corbin Green is another impactful player in the backcourt. Green crashes the glass and has a quick first step to attack the lane. The Texas native plays outstanding defense and will block shots and get into passing lanes. Green averages 12.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.8 steals per game. On Nov. 30, he logged 15 points, seven rebounds, six blocks and three steals. 

Why South Dakota can cover

South Dakota is one of the best defensive teams in the Summit League. They instinctive defenders who give maximum effort every minute on the floor. The Coyotes rank third in the conference in points allowed (70.6) and fourth in field-goal percentage (.439) and 3-point percentage (.337). Junior forward Tasos Kamateros has been a solid two-way presence in the frontcourt.

Kamateros can defend both the three and four at a high level due to his height and length (6-foot-8). The Greece native can be a reliable shooter from distance as well. He's shooting 43% from deep with 9.8 points per game. Kamateros scored in double figures in three games thus far. On Nov. 28, he racked up a season-high 18 points with seven boards and went 4-of-5 from three.

How to make South Dakota vs. Air Force picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 137 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Air Force vs. South Dakota? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.