South Dakota vs. North Dakota State Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 12 Predictions


By Dan Watson | November 19, 2021, 2:58 pm

The North Dakota State Bison (9-1, 0-0 MVFC), with the nation’s sixth-ranked rush defense, meet the South Dakota Coyotes (7-3, 0-0 MVFC) and their 15th-ranked rushing D on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The Bison are major, 10.5-point favorites. The expected point total for the matchup is set at 37.5.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

North Dakota State stats and betting info

Betting trends for North Dakota State

  • North Dakota State is 5-4-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Bison are 4-3 against the spread when favored by 10.5 points or more this season.
  • Five of North Dakota State’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (55.6%).
  • This season, seven of North Dakota State’s nine games have gone over Saturday’s over/under of 37.5 points.
  • On average, the Bison have seen a 44.8 over/under in their games this season, 7.3 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The Bison collect 398.4 more yards per game (422.9) than the Coyotes allow per contest (24.5).
  • The Bison have zero giveaways this season, while the Coyotes have zero takeaways .
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 154.2 (1542) 112
Rush yards 268.7 (2687) 2
Points scored 33.6 (336) 20
Pass yards against 175.1 (1751) 19
Rush yards against 84.1 (841) 6
Points allowed 10.9 (109) 1

Key players for North Dakota State

  • Quincy Patterson II has been a dual threat to lead North Dakota State in both passing and rushing. He has 813 passing yards (81.3 ypg), completing 54.5% of his passes and recording six touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 420 yards (42.0 ypg) on 82 carries with six rushing touchdowns.
  • The team’s top rusher, TaMerik Williams, has carried the ball 63 times for 436 yards (43.6 per game), with six touchdowns this year.
  • Christian Watson’s 678 receiving yards (67.8 yards per game) lead the team. He has 33 receptions with seven touchdowns.
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South Dakota stats and betting info

Betting trends for South Dakota

  • South Dakota’s ATS record is 7-2-0 this season.
  • The Coyotes are a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 10.5 points or more this season.
  • South Dakota games have gone over the point total in five out of nine opportunities (55.6%).
  • This season, seven of South Dakota’s games have finished with a combined score higher than 37.5 points.
  • Coyotes’ games have a total points bet of 47.2 points this season, 9.7 points more than the over/under for this game.
  • The Coyotes collect 26.3 yards per game, 232.9 fewer yards than the 259.2 the Bison give up.
  • The Coyotes have zero turnovers this season, equal to the number of takeaways for the Bison.
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 204.8 (2048) 65
Rush yards 184.5 (1845) 22
Points scored 29.0 (290) 41
Pass yards against 222.4 (2224) 78
Rush yards against 97.4 (974) 15
Points allowed 17.4 (174) 12

Key players for South Dakota

  • Carson Camp has thrown for 1,854 yards (185.4 ypg) to lead South Dakota, completing 64.2% of his passes and collecting 15 touchdown passes and three interceptions this season.
  • Travis Theis’ team-high 652 rushing yards (65.2 per game) have come on 143 carries, with seven touchdowns this year.
  • Carter Bell’s team-high 605 receiving yards (60.5 yards per game) have come on 35 receptions with five touchdowns.

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