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South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/6/14

IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons (18-6) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (12-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Frost Arena)

The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: not listed

The IUPU-Ft Wayne Mastodons travel to Frost Arena to take the hardwood with the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

Surging IUPU-Ft Wayne has won eight of ten to become a dangerous force in the Summit League. Although this team is known for their scoring they have been able to D it up when necessary. Both ends of the floor came up big in a 77-64 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday. The Leathernecks did shoot the ball at over 52% but the Mastodons did them one better with 51% from the field with eleven more attempts. Luis Jacobi was the offenseve star with a contest best 23 points with Steve Forbes adding 18 and and Joe Reed, ten.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/6/14

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South Dakota State is a solid offensive club at around 73 points but they allow about the same and need to boost their scoring or get a little stingier defensively. The Jackrabbits barely received enough of both in downing South Dakota by a 70-68 count. The boxscore was remarkably close in most areas which indicated how close this one was. Both teams shot the ball in the 43%-44% range with the visitors hitting one more field goal. Brayden Carlson gave his team 22 points on 8-11 shooting with a 16 point, eleven rebound effort coming from Jordan Dykstra followed by Jake Bittle and Marcus Heemstra with ten points each.

Nobody in the Summit can rest easy on the road and that applies in this spot. This will be a rout if IUPU-FW doesn't play well because the record are thrown out. I'll back the points but get the feeling we need more...

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