Evansville vs. IUPU Fort Wayne - 3/18/15 CIT Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons (16-14) at Evansville Purple Aces (19-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Ford Center)
The Line: Evansville Purple Aces -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The IPFW Mastodons and Evansville Purple Aces play in the CIT at the Ford Center.
The IPFW Mastodons look to bounce back after losing four of their last four games. On the season, IPFW is averaging 68.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 68 points on 45 percent shooting. Steve Forbes is averaging 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds while Joe Edwards is averaging 11.9 points and 2.2 assists. Mo Evans is the third double-digit scorer and Max Landis is dishing 2.3 assists. The IPFW Mastodons have four players averaging at least 9.2 points, and they’re shooting 68.6 percent from the line and 35.5 percent from deep. Defensively, IPFW is allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Evansville Purple Aces look to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, Evansville is averaging 67.7 points on 47 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting. D.J. Balentine is averaging 18.9 points and 3.2 assists while Egidijus Mockevicius is averaging 12.1 points and 9.8 rebounds. Mislav Brzoja is dishing 2.6 assists and Blake Simmons is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Evansville Purple Aces have five players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 74.5 percent from the line and 34.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Evansville is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Mastodons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 43-19-4 ATS in their last 66 games overall. The Purple Aces are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
The Purple Aces ended the season so poorly that I can't back them and any type of chalk. Take IPFW as more of a fade from Evansville.