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North Dakota State @ South Dakota

Current Records: North Dakota State 13-7; South Dakota 12-7

What to Know

The North Dakota State Bison won both of their matches against the South Dakota Coyotes last season (89-77 and 79-75) and are aiming for the same result on Thursday. North Dakota State and South Dakota will face off in a Summit battle at 8 p.m. ET at Sanford Coyote Sports Center. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

The Bison made easy work of the St. Thomas (MN) Tommies on Tuesday and carried off a 77-56 win.

Meanwhile, South Dakota came out on top in a nail-biter against the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Monday, sneaking past 75-72.

Barring any buzzer beaters, North Dakota State is expected to win a tight contest. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

North Dakota State is now 13-7 while the Coyotes sit at 12-7. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: The Bison are 354th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 9.5 on average. To make matters even worse for North Dakota State, South Dakota ranks 25th in college basketball when it comes to turnovers per game, with only 10.7 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Sanford Coyote Sports Center -- Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Bison are a slight 2-point favorite against the Coyotes, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Coyotes as a 1-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

North Dakota State have won nine out of their last 14 games against South Dakota.

  • Mar 08, 2021 - North Dakota State 79 vs. South Dakota 75
  • Feb 28, 2021 - North Dakota State 89 vs. South Dakota 77
  • Feb 27, 2021 - South Dakota 80 vs. North Dakota State 71
  • Dec 11, 2020 - North Dakota State 74 vs. South Dakota 67
  • Feb 19, 2020 - North Dakota State 77 vs. South Dakota 74
  • Jan 15, 2020 - North Dakota State 72 vs. South Dakota 70
  • Feb 28, 2019 - South Dakota 75 vs. North Dakota State 65
  • Dec 29, 2018 - North Dakota State 71 vs. South Dakota 65
  • Feb 03, 2018 - South Dakota 76 vs. North Dakota State 72
  • Jan 06, 2018 - North Dakota State 84 vs. South Dakota 79
  • Feb 04, 2017 - South Dakota 76 vs. North Dakota State 66
  • Jan 11, 2017 - North Dakota State 70 vs. South Dakota 69
  • Feb 11, 2016 - South Dakota 72 vs. North Dakota State 58
  • Jan 13, 2016 - North Dakota State 66 vs. South Dakota 65