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Southern Utah Thunderbirds take on Mastodons in college basketball test

Southern Utah ThunderbirdsIUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons
Jan 3, 7:00 PM | Memorial Coliseum

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD7-6

Memorial Coliseum features an NCAAB clash between the host IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons and the visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds in college hoops action on Tuesday.

This season, the Mastodons are 7-6 overall and 1-6 ATS ATS, while the Thunderbirds are 7-6 and 5-3-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, IUPU Fort Wayne boasts a 3-3 on the OU, and Southern Utah is 6-2.

View Southern Utah vs IUPU Fort Wayne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 244-ranked Mastodons and the No. 273-rated Thunderbirds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-68 win for the Thunderbirds on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and IUPU Fort Wayne has the nation's No. 94-rated offensive output, at 73 PPG. The visiting Thunderbirds defense ranks No. 252 allowing on average 70.3 PPG. The Mastodons FG% has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Thunderbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 49% per game.

Defensively, Southern Utah features the nation's No. 219-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. IUPU Fort Wayne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 83 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Utah was a 91-77 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UMKC. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs. Ramell Taylor scored 21 points leading the Thunderbirds to a 91-77 victory over UMKC at Municipal Auditorium on Friday.

IUPU Fort Wayne was an 84-68 loser in its last match on the road against North Dakota State. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as underdogs. IUPU Fort Wayne got 26 points from Frank Gaines on the way to an 84-68 loss against North Dakota State on Friday at Bison Sports Arena.

Next up:
Southern Utah home to South Dakota State, Thursday, January 5
IUPU Fort Wayne home to IUPUI, Thursday, January 5

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