IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Oakland Grizzlies try to run the IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons off the court at Sioux Falls Arena in college hoops action.
This game is part of the Summit League Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Sioux Falls Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Grizzlies currently sports a 16-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-15 ATS. The Mastodons are 15-16 and 14-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Grizzlies produce a 15-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mastodons have gone 9-11-1 against the number.
The Grizzlies were listed as 3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies - Mastodons odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 219 in the current Odds Shark poll, while IUPU Fort Wayne is at No. 223. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-70 win for the Mastodons.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 41 nationally ranked offense (73.7 points per game) against a Mastodons defense that sits as the No. 148 at 65.6 PPG. The Grizzlies have been averaging 43.8% from the field, more than the Mastodons have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).
Defensively, IUPU Fort Wayne features the nation's No. 141-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.1 points per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, IUPU Fort Wayne was a 74-72 winner on the road against Oakland. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Luis Jacobo scored 21 points leading the Mastodons to a 74-72 victory over Oakland at Athletics Center on Saturday.
Oakland was a 74-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against IUPU Fort Wayne. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Drew Valentine scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Grizzlies to a win (they lost 74-72 to IUPU Fort Wayne at Athletics Center on Saturday).