IUPU Fort Wayne favored by 8 against IUPUI on Saturday
IUPUI Jaguars vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds
The IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons will be trying to slam the IUPUI Jaguars on Saturday when the teams tip off at Memorial Coliseum in college betting action.
The Mastodons bring a 9-13 record (7-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-17 Jaguars, who are 5-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed IUPU Fort Wayne go 4-7-1 so far and the Jaguars go 7-7-1.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons as 8-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mastodons sit at No. 208 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Jaguars sit at No. 334 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Mastodons will win this game 68-58.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits IUPU Fort Wayne's No. 253-ranked offense, averaging 64.1 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 338 at 76.7 PPG. The Mastodons field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Defensively, IUPUI features the nation's No. 332-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.2 points per game. IUPU Fort Wayne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.
IUPUI was an 89-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oakland. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs. The Jaguars got 21 points from Sean Esposito, but it was Oakland that prevailed in an 89-71 final on Thursday at Athletics Center.
In their last action, IUPU Fort Wayne was a 43-40 loser at home against Western Illinois. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. IUPU Fort Wayne got 13 points from Mario Hines but lost anyway, 43-40, to Western Illinois on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.
IUPUI home to Western Illinois, Saturday, February 2
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