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IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Betting Preview

Western Illinois LeathernecksIUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons
Jan 7, 2:30 PM | Memorial Coliseum

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds

8-5TEAM RECORD9-6

The Mastodons will be trying to slam the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Saturday when the teams tip off at Memorial Coliseum in college betting action.

The Mastodons bring a 9-6 record (3-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-5 Leathernecks, who are 6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed IUPU Fort Wayne go 3-5 so far and the Leathernecks go 1-5.

View Western Illinois vs IUPU Fort Wayne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mastodons are listed as 1.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 244 (Mastodons) and the No. 124 (Leathernecks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-66 result in favor of the Leathernecks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits IUPU Fort Wayne's No. 91-ranked offense, averaging 73.3 PPG, against a Leathernecks defense that ranks No. 24 at 58.3 PPG. The Mastodons field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, less than the Leathernecks marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.8% per game.

Defensively, Western Illinois features the nation's No. 94-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. IUPU Fort Wayne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 96 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Illinois won its last outing, a 71-61 result against Oakland on January 5. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Western Illinois earned a 71-61 victory over Oakland on Thursday, getting 19 points from Ceola Clark III at Athletics Center.

Last time out for IUPU Fort Wayne, they were a 72-67 winner as they battled IUPUI at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Mastodons got 22 points from Frank Gaines as IUPU Fort Wayne ran past IUPUI 72-67 on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.

Next up:
Western Illinois home to Oral Roberts, Thursday, January 12
IUPU Fort Wayne home to Oakland, Saturday, January 14

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