North Dakota State Bison vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds
Memorial Coliseum will host IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. North Dakota State Bison action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Bison will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 14-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Mastodons are 8-11 ATS. North Dakota State is 4-14 on the totals; IUPU Fort Wayne is 7-7-1.
Bettors looking to side with IUPU Fort Wayne in this one found them as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mastodons at No. 233 and the Bison at No. 52 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-64 result in favor of the Bison.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bison rank No. 191 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.5 per game. That compares with IUPU Fort Wayne’s No. 176 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where IUPU Fort Wayne is college basketball's No. 169-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Bison rate No. 62 with 7.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota State owns the country's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 58.3 points per game on the highway. IUPU Fort Wayne, on the other hand, rates No. 134 in scoring at home.
North Dakota State lost its last outing, a 66-63 result against Oakland on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. North Dakota State suffered a 66-63 loss against Oakland on Thursday, getting 21 points from Lawrence Alexander in a losing effort at Athletics Center.
Last time out for IUPU Fort Wayne, they were an 80-74 loser as they battled South Dakota State at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Mastodons wasted a 29-point performance from Frank Gaines in losing to South Dakota State 80-74 on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.
North Dakota State home to Western Illinois, Thursday, February 14
IUPU Fort Wayne at UMKC, Thursday, February 14