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IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Betting Preview

South Dakota State JackrabbitsIUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons
Jan 28, 7:00 PM | Memorial Coliseum

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds

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South Dakota State pays a visit to IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday, hoping to send the Mastodons to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Memorial Coliseum.

IUPU Fort Wayne will face the 16-6 Jackrabbits, who own a 10-3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mastodons are 5-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jackrabbits are 7-6 favoring the OVER.

View South Dakota State vs IUPU Fort Wayne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mastodons are listed as 6.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 255-rated Mastodons and the No. 87-ranked Jackrabbits, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-72 result in favor of the Jackrabbits.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up IUPU Fort Wayne's No. 104 nationally ranked offense (71.8 points per game) against a Jackrabbits defense that sits as the No. 277 at 71.5 PPG. The Mastodons have been averaging 45.1% from the field, less than the Jackrabbits have managed so far this season (46.7% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota State owns the country's No. 306-rated mark, allowing 77.4 points per game on the highway. IUPU Fort Wayne, on the other hand, rates No. 83 in scoring at home.

South Dakota State was a 92-87 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oakland. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. South Dakota State got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Jordan Dykstra in a losing cause in their 92-87 loss to Oakland on Thursday.

IUPU Fort Wayne won its last outing, a 75-66 result against North Dakota State on January 26. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. Frank Gaines scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading IUPU Fort Wayne over North Dakota State, 75-66, on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.

Next up:
South Dakota State home to Oral Roberts, Thursday, February 2
IUPU Fort Wayne at Western Illinois, Thursday, February 2