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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Preview

IUPU Fort Wayne MastodonsNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Joyce Center

IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD9-1

Notre Dame will look to improve on its 9-1 record on Monday when they host IUPU Fort Wayne in NCAA basketball odds action at Joyce Center.

Notre Dame will face the 5-6 Mastodons, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Fighting Irish are 4-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mastodons are 0-2-1 favoring the OVER.

View IUPU Fort Wayne vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Mastodons were listed as 23-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 88 (Fighting Irish) and the No. 123 (Mastodons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-69 result in favor of the Fighting Irish has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 74.5 PPG, against a Mastodons defense that ranks No. 86 at 61.3 PPG. The Fighting Irish field goal percentage has averaged 49% so far, more than the Mastodons marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.9% per game.

Defensively, IUPU Fort Wayne features the nation's No. 67-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.7 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 147 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, IUPU Fort Wayne was a 74-64 loser on the road against Drake. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. Frank Gaines scored 27 points for IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday, but the Bulldogs managed a 74-64 victory over the Mastodons at Knapp Center.

In their last action, Notre Dame was an 81-68 winner on the road against Purdue. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Rapheal Davis scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Boilermakers to a win (they lost 81-68 to Notre Dame at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday).

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kennesaw State are 1-0
After playing Purdue are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Mastodons at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
IUPU Fort Wayne home to Kennesaw State, Friday, December 21
Notre Dame home to Kennesaw State, Wednesday, December 19

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