IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Bison College Hoops Game Preview
IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs North Dakota State Bison Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the North Dakota State Bison try to run the IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons off the court at Bison Sports Arena in college hoops action.
North Dakota State will face the 8-9 Mastodons, who own a 6-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bison are 3-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mastodons are 3-3-1 favoring the OVER.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the North Dakota State Bison as 16-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bison at No. 40 and the Mastodons at No. 171 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-68 result in favor of the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mastodons is ranked No. 90 in NCAA hoops at 37.6 per game. Contrast that with North Dakota State’s No. 191 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Dakota State is the No. 75-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while IUPU Fort Wayne rates No. 151 at 6.3 per game.
Defensively, IUPU Fort Wayne features the nation's No. 115-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 59 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, IUPU Fort Wayne was a 96-78 winner at home against Nebraska Omaha. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The Mastodons got a terrific 26-point effort from Frank Gaines as IUPU Fort Wayne defeated Nebraska Omaha 96-78 on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.
North Dakota State won its last outing, a 63-44 result against UMKC on January 5. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. TrayVonn Wright scored 17 points leading the Bison to a 63-44 victory over UMKC at Municipal Auditorium on Saturday.
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