South Dakota Coyotes vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds
South Dakota pays a visit to IUPU Fort Wayne on Thursday, hoping to send the Mastodons to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Memorial Coliseum.
IUPU Fort Wayne battles the Coyotes, currently sitting with a 7-11 mark (7-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-4-1 for the Mastodons and 6-6 for the Coyotes.
Bettors looking to side with IUPU Fort Wayne in this one found them as 6.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 161-ranked Mastodons and the No. 291-rated Coyotes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-66 win for the Mastodons on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up IUPU Fort Wayne's No. 225 nationally ranked offense (65.8 points per game) against a Coyotes defense that sits as the No. 329 at 75.7 PPG. The Mastodons have been averaging 41.2% from the field, less than the Coyotes have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).
Defensively, South Dakota features the nation's No. 302-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.6 points per game. IUPU Fort Wayne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.
South Dakota lost its last outing, a 90-86 result against UMKC on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. South Dakota suffered a 90-86 loss against UMKC on Saturday, getting 24 points from Juevol Myles in a losing effort at DakotaDome.
Last time out for IUPU Fort Wayne, they were an 83-57 loser as they battled South Dakota State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. IUPU Fort Wayne was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by South Dakota State and falling by an 83-57 score at Frost Arena.
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