Navy Midshipmen vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the IUPU Fort Wayne vs Navy battle Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum as the Mastodons look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Mastodons sit at 6-9 (5-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Midshipmen are currently 6-8 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? IUPU Fort Wayne is 2-3-1 OU, and Navy is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mastodons - Midshipmen odds would favor the Mastodons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. IUPU Fort Wayne is rated No. 119 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Navy is at No. 217. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-63 win for the Mastodons.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature IUPU Fort Wayne's No. 78-rated squad against Navy's No. 311-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, IUPU Fort Wayne rates No. 229 in the country with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 248 nationally with 5.4 per match.
Defensively, Navy features the nation's No. 62-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.6 points per game. IUPU Fort Wayne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 80 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Navy, they were a 71-61 loser as they battled Albany at home. The Midshipmen endured a 71-61 loss at the hands of the Great Danes on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Tilman Dunbar at Alumni Hall.
In their last action, IUPU Fort Wayne was a 62-50 loser on the road against Western Illinois. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Luis Jacobo scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Mastodons to a win (they lost 62-50 to Western Illinois at Western Hall on Saturday).
Navy at Norfolk State, Saturday, January 5
IUPU Fort Wayne home to Nebraska Omaha, Saturday, January 5