IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between South Dakota State and IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday, with the host Jackrabbits trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Mastodons will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 7-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jackrabbits are 6-8 ATS. IUPU Fort Wayne is 3-4-1 against the total, while South Dakota State is 6-5 versus the number.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Jackrabbits installed as 11.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jackrabbits - Mastodons odds would favor the Jackrabbits if the lines were set according to our power ranks. South Dakota State is rated No. 169 in the current Odds Shark poll, while IUPU Fort Wayne is at No. 171. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-70 win for the Jackrabbits.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features South Dakota State's No. 79-ranked scoring average of 72.6 PPG, against a Mastodons defense rated No. 121 and allowing 64.1 PPG. The Jackrabbits FG% has averaged 45.2% to date this season, more than the Mastodons shooters have managed so far (41.1% per game).
Defensively, IUPU Fort Wayne features the nation's No. 117-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. South Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 47 nationally in scoring at home.
IUPU Fort Wayne lost its last outing, a 67-55 result against North Dakota State on January 10. They covered in that game as a 15.5-point underdog. The Mastodons endured a 67-55 loss at the hands of the Bison on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Luis Jacobo at Bison Sports Arena.
South Dakota State won its last outing, an 81-74 result against Oakland on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Jackrabbits got 24 points from Tony Fiegen as South Dakota State ran past Oakland 81-74 on Thursday at Frost Arena.
IUPU Fort Wayne home to South Dakota, Thursday, January 17
South Dakota State at Western Illinois, Thursday, January 17