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IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs South Dakota Coyotes Preview

South Dakota CoyotesIUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons
Dec 3, 7:30 PM | Memorial Coliseum

South Dakota Coyotes vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds


The visiting Coyotes hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Memorial Coliseum against the IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons.

IUPU Fort Wayne battles the Coyotes, currently sitting with a 2-4 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Mastodons and 1-0 for the Coyotes.

View South Dakota vs IUPU Fort Wayne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting South Dakota before tip-off in this one will find them as 7.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mastodons sit at No. 30 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Coyotes sit at No. 88 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Mastodons will win this game 71-65.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features IUPU Fort Wayne's No. 89-ranked scoring average of 73.8 PPG, against a Coyotes defense rated No. 299 and allowing 74.5 PPG. The Mastodons FG% has averaged 43.2% to date this season, more than the Coyotes shooters have managed so far (41.3% per game).

Defensively, South Dakota features the nation's No. 249-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. IUPU Fort Wayne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.

South Dakota lost its last outing, a 101-83 result against Oakland on December 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point underdog. South Dakota got 26 points from Louie Krogman on the way to a 101-83 loss against Oakland on Thursday at Athletics Center.

Last time out for IUPU Fort Wayne, they were an 81-66 loser as they battled UMKC at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Frank Gaines scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Mastodons to a win (they lost 81-66 to UMKC at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday).

Next up:
South Dakota at Canisius, Thursday, December 8
IUPU Fort Wayne home to Valparaiso, Wednesday, December 7