IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons visit South Dakota Coyotes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the South Dakota vs IUPU Fort Wayne battle Saturday at DakotaDome as the Coyotes look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Mastodons will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Coyotes are 11-12 ATS. IUPU Fort Wayne is 7-9-1 on the totals; South Dakota is 9-10.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 296-rated Coyotes and the No. 265-ranked Mastodons, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-65 result in favor of the Mastodons.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Dakota's No. 84 nationally ranked offense (71.1 points per game) against a Mastodons defense that sits as the No. 150 at 65.4 PPG. The Coyotes have been averaging 45.1% from the field, more than the Mastodons have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, IUPU Fort Wayne owns the country's No. 157-rated mark, allowing 69 points per game on the highway. South Dakota, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring at home.
Last time out for IUPU Fort Wayne, they were a 65-60 winner as they battled UMKC on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. IUPU Fort Wayne got 16 points from Frank Gaines en route to a 65-60 victory over UMKC on Thursday at Municipal Auditorium.
South Dakota lost its last outing, a 76-75 result against Oakland on February 14. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. South Dakota got 23 points from Juevol Myles but lost anyway, 76-75, to Oakland on Thursday at DakotaDome.
IUPU Fort Wayne home to Oakland, Wednesday, February 20
South Dakota at Montana State, Sunday, February 24