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Mastodons face Southern Utah Thunderbirds: NCAAB odds preview and stats

IUPU Fort Wayne MastodonsSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Jan 21, 9:30 PM | Centrum Arena

IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds

9-9TEAM RECORD9-10

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Southern Utah and IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday, with the host Thunderbirds trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Thunderbirds bring a 9-10 record (8-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-9 Mastodons, who are 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern Utah go 6-7-1 so far and the Mastodons go 5-6.

View IUPU Fort Wayne vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Thunderbirds as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thunderbirds rated this week at No. 241 and the Mastodons sitting at No. 258. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 71-68 result in favor of the Thunderbirds.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Utah's No. 168-ranked offense, averaging 68.7 PPG, against a Mastodons defense that ranks No. 326 at 76.1 PPG. The Thunderbirds field goal percentage has averaged 49% so far, more than the Mastodons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, IUPU Fort Wayne owns the country's No. 328-rated mark, allowing 81 points per game on the highway. Southern Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 183 in scoring at home.

In their last action, IUPU Fort Wayne was a 65-54 loser on the road against Oral Roberts. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. IUPU Fort Wayne suffered a 65-54 loss against Oral Roberts on Thursday, getting 17 points from Frank Gaines in a losing effort at Mabee Center.

Southern Utah was a 72-63 loser in its last match at home against Oakland. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Thunderbirds got 17 points from Ramell Taylor, but it was Oakland that prevailed in a 72-63 final on Thursday at Centrum Arena.

Next up:
IUPU Fort Wayne home to North Dakota State, Thursday, January 26
Southern Utah home to UMKC, Thursday, January 26

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