IUPU Fort Wayne vs. South Dakota - 1/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota Coyotes (9-7) at IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons (12-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: College Extra
The South Dakota Coyotes and IPFW Mastodons meet Wednesday at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
The South Dakota Coyotes look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 78.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Tre Burnette is averaging 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds while Casey Kasperbauer is averaging 14 points and 2.4 assists. Shy McClelland is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Norris is dishing four assists. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. South Dakota is allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.5 turnovers per game. The South Dakota Coyotes have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The IPFW Mastodons look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The IPFW Mastodons are averaging 75.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Mo Evans is averaging 17.3 points and 5.1 assists while Max Landis is averaging 14.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. Joe Reed is dishing 1.1 assists and John Konchar is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The IPFW Mastodons are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. IPFW is allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.2 turnovers per game. The IPFW Mastodons have won seven straight home games.
The Coyotes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Mastodons are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 23-9-2 ATS in their last 34 home games. Coyotes are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in IUPU - Ft. Wayne and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
South Dakota has proven it can win on the road and hang with decent teams, as we saw against Minnesota and Wis-Milwaukee. The Mastodons are the better team here, but I can't leave this many points on the table in which should be a tight game.