IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Oakland Grizzlies Preview
Oakland Grizzlies vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds
IUPU Fort Wayne will look to improve on its 12-16 record on Wednesday when they host Oakland in NCAA basketball odds action at Memorial Coliseum.
The Grizzlies will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 13-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mastodons are 11-11 ATS. Oakland is 13-8 against the total, while IUPU Fort Wayne is 7-10-1 versus the number.
The visitors opened as 3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mastodons, most recently No. 246 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 236 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-69 victory for the Mastodons.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Grizzlies is ranked No. 266 in NCAA hoops at 32.5 per game. Contrast that with IUPU Fort Wayne’s No. 197 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, IUPU Fort Wayne is the No. 149-ranked team in the country at 6.3 per game, while Oakland rates No. 58 at 7.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oakland owns the country's No. 281-rated mark, allowing 74.3 points per game on the highway. IUPU Fort Wayne, on the other hand, rates No. 165 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Oakland, they were an 86-74 winner as they battled UMKC on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Oakland got 29 points from Travis Bader en route to an 86-74 victory over UMKC on Saturday at Municipal Auditorium.
Last time out for IUPU Fort Wayne, they were a 64-51 winner as they battled South Dakota on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. The Mastodons grabbed a 64-51 win over the Coyotes on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Frank Gaines at DakotaDome.
Oakland home to Morehead State, Saturday, February 23
IUPU Fort Wayne home to Bowling Green, Saturday, February 23