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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Preview

IUPU Fort Wayne MastodonsWestern Illinois Leathernecks
Feb 2, 8:00 PM | Western Hall

IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Western Illinois and IUPU Fort Wayne on Thursday, with the host Leathernecks trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Leathernecks bring a 12-8 record (8-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-11 Mastodons, who are 6-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Western Illinois go 4-8 so far and the Mastodons go 5-9.

View IUPU Fort Wayne vs Western Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Leathernecks as 8-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Leathernecks sit at No. 202 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mastodons sit at No. 270 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Leathernecks will win this game 72-63.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Illinois's No. 322-rated squad against IUPU Fort Wayne's No. 111-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Illinois rates No. 252 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 244 nationally with 5.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, IUPU Fort Wayne owns the country's No. 315-rated mark, allowing 78.4 points per game on the highway. Western Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 280 in scoring at home.

IUPU Fort Wayne lost its last outing, a 74-43 result against South Dakota State on January 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. IUPU Fort Wayne was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by South Dakota State and falling by a 74-43 score at Memorial Coliseum.

Western Illinois was a 57-55 winner in its last match at home against IUPUI. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Western Illinois got 20 points from Ceola Clark III en route to a 57-55 victory over IUPUI on Saturday at Western Hall.

Next up:
IUPU Fort Wayne at IUPUI, Saturday, February 4
Western Illinois home to Oakland, Saturday, February 4