IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. Nebraska Omaha Mavericks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/30/14
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (12-8) at IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons (16-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The IUPU-Fort Wayne Mastodons welcome the Nebaska-Omaha Mavericks to town in a Summit League tilt.
The scoring machine known as Nebraska-Omaha has been in a little funk lately with losses in four of six. The trend of scoring a lot and giving up a lot was in full force during a 77-74 victory over South Dakota on Saturday. Both teams connedted in the 46%-47% range with the Mavericks sinking more threes and field goals to help off set the Coyotes 24-18 edge at the foul line. When the final buzzer sounded CJ Carter tossed in a contest best 18 points with Justin Simmons right on his heels with 16 while Marcus Tyus and Mike Rostampour connected for 12 and ten points with Rostampour grabbing nine boards.
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IUPU-Fort Wayne is no stanger to lighting up the scoreboard but they have adapted to the half court at times when opponents tried to slow them down instead of trying to out run them. Indiana-Purdue tried to run with the Mastodons and the result was a 90-75 defeat with the home team firing away to the tune of 46.5% that included a hefty 13-26 mark from long range. Luis Jacobo headed the offensive show with 19 points with Pierre Bland and Steve Forbes dropping 16 points each followed by the duo of Michael Kibiloski and Mo Evans with 14 and ten points respectively.
Right off the bat I was favoring IUPU-Fort Wayne but their #308 strength of schedule hardly gives me confidence. I still like the Mastadons at the small chalk at home but in the big picturethis game will tell us where both teams stand...