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College Basketball Matchup - South Dakota Coyotes IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds Preview

IUPU Fort Wayne MastodonsSouth Dakota Coyotes
Feb 23, 8:00 PM | DakotaDome

IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds

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The Coyotes hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons pay a visit to DakotaDome on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Mastodons have watched them go 10-17 and 9-11 ATS on the year, while the Coyotes are at 9-17 and 9-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Coyotes are 11-8, while the Mastodons have a 8-11 mark.

View IUPU Fort Wayne vs South Dakota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, South Dakota sat as 1.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Coyotes, most recently No. 290 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mastodons, who rate No. 288 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-67 victory for the Coyotes.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mastodons is ranked No. 147 in NCAA hoops at 34.9 per game. Contrast that with South Dakota’s No. 237 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Dakota is the No. 134-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while IUPU Fort Wayne rates No. 231 at 5.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, IUPU Fort Wayne owns the country's No. 304-rated mark, allowing 76.3 points per game on the highway. South Dakota, on the other hand, rates No. 58 in scoring at home.

IUPU Fort Wayne lost its last outing, a 78-69 result against Eastern Kentucky on February 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. IUPU Fort Wayne got 30 points from Frank Gaines en route to a 78-69 loss at the hands of IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

South Dakota was a 93-92 loser in its last match at home against Texas State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Louie Krogman was dynamite, scoring 37 points and adding 2 rebounds but Texas State still won, 93-92, over South Dakota on Saturday at DakotaDome.

Next up:
IUPU Fort Wayne at UMKC, Saturday, February 25
South Dakota home to Oakland, Saturday, February 25