South Dakota vs. IUPU Fort Wayne - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons (9-11) at South Dakota Coyotes (10-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (DakotaDome)
The Line: South Dakota -5.5 See the Latest Odds
The IPFW Mastodons and South Dakota Coyotes meet Thursday night at the The DakotaDome.
The IPFW Mastodons have lost six of their last eight games and play their 10th true road game. On the season, IPFW is averaging 68.8 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 67.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Steve Forbes is averaging 13.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while Mo Evans is averaging 10.4 points and three assists. Joe Edwards is dishing 2.5 assists and Joe Reed is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The IPFW Mastodons have seven players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 66.6 percent from the line and 34.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, IPFW has given up 64 or less points in four of its last six games. IPFW is 2-7 SU on the road.
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The South Dakota Coyotes hope to keep things going with wins in seven of their last 10 games. On the season, South Dakota is averaging 69.9 points on 40.7 percent shooting and are allowing 71.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Tyler Larson is averaging 15.1 points and 3.2 assists while Brandon Bos is averaging 14.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Tre Burnette is grabbing five rebounds and Casey Kasperbauer is shooting 42.8 percent from the field. The South Dakota Coyotes have six players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 74.3 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, South Dakota has given up 67 or less points in four of its last five games.
The South Dakota Coyotes are clearly the better team on both sides of the ball, as IPFW is currently in a massive funk and has lost two of its nine road games this season. Look for South Dakota to win this game easily and cover the reasonable number.