IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds
South Dakota State looks to cover the Jackrabbits-Mastodons pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 23-9 mark when they host IUPU Fort Wayne in college basketball wagering action.
This game is part of the Summit League Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Sioux Falls Arena.
The Mastodons will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 15-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Jackrabbits are 14-13 ATS. IUPU Fort Wayne is 10-11-1 on the totals; South Dakota State is 12-11-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 97-rated Jackrabbits and the No. 223-ranked Mastodons, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-70 result in favor of the Jackrabbits.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Dakota State's No. 34 nationally ranked offense (74 points per game) against a Mastodons defense that sits as the No. 156 at 65.8 PPG. The Jackrabbits have been averaging 46.7% from the field, more than the Mastodons have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, IUPU Fort Wayne owns the country's No. 143-rated mark, allowing 68.3 points per game on the highway. South Dakota State, on the other hand, rates No. 50 in scoring at home.
IUPU Fort Wayne won its last outing, a 91-72 result against Oakland on March 10. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. The Mastodons got 23 points from Frank Gaines as IUPU Fort Wayne ran past Oakland 91-72 on Sunday at Sioux Falls Arena.
South Dakota State won its last outing, a 66-49 result against IUPUI on March 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 18-point favorite. The Jackrabbits got 20 points from Nate Wolters as South Dakota State ran past IUPUI 66-49 on Saturday at Sioux Falls Arena.