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Eastern Kentucky Colonels host IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons in college basketball action

IUPU Fort Wayne MastodonsEastern Kentucky Colonels
Feb 18, 7:00 PM | Paul S. McBrayer Arena

IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds

10-16TEAM RECORD14-14

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Eastern Kentucky and IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday, with the host Colonels trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Colonels are 14-14 so far on the season, and 11-9 ATS vs. the number. The Mastodons, meanwhile, are 10-16 and 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Kentucky go 10-9 and the Mastodons go 7-11 on the totals.

View IUPU Fort Wayne vs Eastern Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 288-rated IUPU Fort Wayne taking on the No. 240-rated Colonels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 69-64 win for the Colonels on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 228 nationally ranked offense (65.6 points per game) against a Mastodons defense that sits as the No. 311 at 74.1 PPG. The Colonels have been averaging 43.4% from the field, less than the Mastodons have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).

Defensively, IUPU Fort Wayne features the nation's No. 301-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 221 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, IUPU Fort Wayne was a 75-71 loser at home against Oral Roberts. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Frank Gaines went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Oral Roberts handed IUPU Fort Wayne a 75-71 defeat at Memorial Coliseum.

Eastern Kentucky lost its last outing, a 74-67 result against Tennessee Tech on February 15. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. The Colonels endured a 74-67 loss at the hands of the Golden Eagles on Wednesday, despite a 21-point effort from Jaron Jones at Eblen Center.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 3-0
After playing Tennessee Tech are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mastodons at Colonels trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
IUPU Fort Wayne at South Dakota, Thursday, February 23
Eastern Kentucky home to SIU Edwardsville, Thursday, February 23

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