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St. Thomas Tommies @ South Dakota Coyotes

Current Records: St. Thomas 13-6, South Dakota 8-10

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South Dakota will be in front of their home fans on Thursday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. The South Dakota Coyotes and the St. Thomas Tommies will face off in a Summit battle at 8:00 p.m. ET at Sanford Coyote Sports Center. South Dakota is limping into the game on a four-game losing streak.

Last Thursday, the Coyotes lost to the Golden Eagles on the road by a decisive 84-66 margin. The loss unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for South Dakota in their matchups with Oral Roberts: they've now lost three in a row.

Meanwhile, the Tommies beat the Golden Eagles 87-76 on Saturday.

The Coyotes have not been sharp recently, as they've lost seven of their last eight matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 8-10 record this season. As for the Tommies, they pushed their record up to 13-6 with that victory, which was their third straight on the road.

Thursday's contest is shaping up to be a scrappy game: South Dakota have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 41.1 rebounds per game. It's a different story for St. Thomas, though, as they've been averaging only 32.6 rebounds per game. Given South Dakota's sizeable advantage in that area, St. Thomas will need to find a way to close that gap.

South Dakota was able to grind out a solid win over St. Thomas in their previous meeting back in January of 2023, winning 81-67. Will South Dakota repeat their success, or does St. Thomas have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.


St. Thomas is a solid 6-point favorite against South Dakota, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tommies as a 6.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 142.5 points.

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Series History

South Dakota has won all of the games they've played against St. Thomas in the last 2 years.

  • Jan 28, 2023 - South Dakota 81 vs. St. Thomas 67
  • Dec 29, 2022 - South Dakota 92 vs. St. Thomas 84
  • Feb 17, 2022 - South Dakota 81 vs. St. Thomas 60
  • Jan 22, 2022 - South Dakota 90 vs. St. Thomas 79