South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons - 1/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons (8-10) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (13-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Frost Arena)
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons look for the upset of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Frost Arena.
The IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons have outscored teams 69-66 but are 8-10 because they haven't been meeting those numbers. The Mastodons have generally been competitive but have still dropped five of six while averaging a little more then 60 points. IUPU-FW are coming off a 62-58 defeat at Oral Roberts on Saturday in which they held a four point lead going to intermission. The Mastodons hit at 42.6% but the 38.5% shooting of the Golden Eagles prevailed with four more bombs and and six more free throws carrying the day. Steve Forbes shouldered the offense with a contest best 22 points and ten rebounds while Joe Reed and Michael Calder combined for 17 points and nine boards but the Mastodons needed more help.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have proven to be capable at both ends of the floor although their strength is scoring the basketball at over 72 points. The Jackrabbits have been putting everything together in fashioning a four game winning streak capped off by a 71-57 victory against visiting South Dakota as an eight point fave. A 40-28 second half run blew open a two point contest as the Coyotes were held to 34% from the field while the 43.6% accuracy of SDSU resulting in five more baskets. The tandem of Deondre Parks and Reed Tellinghuisen tossed in 15 points apiece with five and eight rebounds followed by a 12 point, five pull effort from George Marshall. Cody Larson and Keaton Moffitt combined for 17 points with eight players scoring overall.
The Mastodons are 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Summit. IUPU-FW are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a S.U. loss and 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Jackrabbits are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. SDSU are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. South Dakota State generally wins big at home in this match up so I'll back them...