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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


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