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IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons take on Thunderbirds in college basketball test

IUPU Fort Wayne MastodonsSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Feb 24, 9:00 PM | Centrum Arena

IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds

17-10TEAM RECORD10-17

A key college battle sees the visiting Mastodons travelling to Southern Utah Thursday to take on the Thunderbirds on Thursday.

Supporters of the Mastodons have watched them go 17-10 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Thunderbirds are at 10-17 and 1-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Thunderbirds are 3-1, while the Mastodons have a 1-0 mark.

View IUPU Fort Wayne vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 309-ranked Thunderbirds and the No. 211-rated Mastodons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-68 win for the Mastodons on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Utah has the nation's No. 178-rated offensive output, at 68.9 PPG. The visiting Mastodons defense ranks No. 226 allowing on average 69.5 PPG. The Thunderbirds FG% has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Mastodons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, IUPU Fort Wayne owns the country's No. 165-rated mark, allowing 70.5 points per game on the highway. Southern Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 242 in scoring at home.

IUPU Fort Wayne won its last outing, a 73-61 result against North Dakota State on February 19. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Mastodons got 22 points from Trey McCorkle as IUPU Fort Wayne ran past North Dakota State 73-61 on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

Last time out for Southern Utah, they were a 68-63 winner as they battled Western Illinois on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Southern Utah earned a 68-63 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday, getting 15 points from Jackson Stevenett at Western Hall.

Next up:
IUPU Fort Wayne at UMKC, Saturday, February 26
Southern Utah home to Oakland, Saturday, February 26