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IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. South Dakota Coyotes - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Dakota Coyotes (14-17) at IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons (23-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)

The Line: IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The top seed IUPU-Ft. Wayne Mastodons lock horns with the #8 South Dakota Coyotes in Summit League quarterfinal action.

The South Dakota Coyotes showed some signs of moving up the conference standings the last month or so of the regular season were unable to string things together hence their 5-11 record in the conference and 14-17 record altogether. The offensive minded Coyotes averaged 77 points on nearly 47% from the floor but the defense was ranked number 324 with over 79 points given up. SD dropped six of ten to end the year with the defense faltering and if that remains the case then the offense will have to pick up the slack. Tre Burnette led the team with 13 points and nearly seven boards and could be a guy to pick up his game even more while Casey Kasperbauer averaged 12 points and could get hot from down town where he hit threes at 41.2%. With five players averaging between 7-9 points there is potential for several to step up.

IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. South Dakota Coyotes - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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IUPU-Ft. Wayne Mastodons finished tied atop the Summit League at 12-4 with South Dakota State but won the tie breaker and was awarded the top seed. The Mastodons were hot all season and finished the year on a 7-3 run with two defeats to Indiana-Purdue. An impressive 23-8 campaign was spurred on by a top 25 offense that scored 80 points on 46.8% while they hit the long ball at 41.6% which was ranked number seven. The defense gave up 76 points on 46% which says the Mastodons were very consistent offensively. Max Landis averaged over 19 points to add explosiveness while John Konchur scored 13 and grabbed nine rebounds. Michael Calder and Joe Reed were ten point scorers but Mo Evans who was averaging 17 points is out because of ineligibility. 

The over is 6-2 in South Dakota last 8 overall and  is 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Summit. The over is 22-7 in IPFW last 29 overall and  are 36-14-3 ATS in their last 53 Saturday games while IPFW are 41-17 ATS in their last 58 vs. Summit. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. No line has been released so please check back…

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Fort Wayne -6 // down to +5

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