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North Dakota State vs. Purdue Fort Wayne - 2/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at North Dakota State Bison
Date & Time Friday February 14, 2020, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Scheels Center
Scheels, Center Avenue, Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, 56560, USA
The Line
North Dakota State Bison -12.5 (-110)
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons and North Dakota State Bison meet Friday in college basketball action at the Scheels Center.

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons need a win after splitting their last six games. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are averaging 69.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Jarred Godfrey is averaging 15.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while Brian Patrick is averaging 12.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Matt Holba is dishing 1.2 assists and Matt Holba is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons have lost five of their last seven road games.

The North Dakota State Bison look to build on a five-game winning streak. The North Dakota State Bison are averaging 74 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Vinnie Shahid is averaging 18.1 points and 3.3 rebounds while Tyson Ward is averaging 15.3 points and 2.9 assists. Rocky Kreuser is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Hunter is dishing 1.8 assists. The North Dakota State Bison are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota State Bison are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The North Dakota State Bison have won eight straight home games.

The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons have been a losing team all season long, and they're just 5-8 ATS on the road where they lose by an average of 9.9 points. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are also 0-3 ATS as a double-digit underdog. The North Dakota State Bison are playing some of their best ball of the season and win at home by an average of 15.4 points while shooting 49.7 percent from the field. I hate to be so chalky on this Friday card, but I have to lay the points yet again.

Pick:
North Dakota State Bison -12.5

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