Mastodons open as college hoops underdog vs Grizzlies
IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds
IUPU Fort Wayne travels to Oakland on Saturday, hoping to boost its 14-16 record with a victory over the Grizzlies.
The Mastodons will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Grizzlies are 13-14 ATS. IUPU Fort Wayne is 9-10-1 on the totals; Oakland is 15-8.
Bettors looking to side with Oakland in this one found them as 8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 238-rated IUPU Fort Wayne taking on the No. 224-rated Grizzlies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-70 win for the Mastodons on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the nation's No. 48-rated offensive output, at 73.8 PPG. The visiting Mastodons defense ranks No. 145 allowing on average 65.4 PPG. The Grizzlies FG% has averaged 44% so far, more than the Mastodons marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.
Defensively, IUPU Fort Wayne features the nation's No. 139-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.
IUPU Fort Wayne won its last outing, an 88-75 result against Bowling Green on February 23. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. The Mastodons got a terrific 26-point effort from Frank Gaines as IUPU Fort Wayne defeated Bowling Green 88-75 on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.
Oakland won its last outing, an 82-79 result against Morehead State on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Travis Bader went off for 27 points and added 1 rebound, leading Oakland over Morehead State, 82-79, on Saturday at Athletics Center.