North Dakota vs. IPFW - 12/29/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Dakota vs. IPFW - 12/29/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

IPFW Mastodons (8-7) at North Dakota Fighting Hawks (6-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Betty Engelstad Sioux Center)

The Line: North Dakota Fighting Hawks +1 -- Over/Under: 154.5

Summit League college basketball action kicks off with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks facing the Purdue Wayne Mastodons.

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons have won consecutive games after routing Siena Heights 106-45. This was over at the opening tip with the Saints connecting at 29% with Purdue Fort Wayne sinking shots at 50.7% including a 20-46 performance from beyond the arc.

John Konchar led the Mastodons scoring explosion with 20 points, ten rebounds and seven helpers with Marcus DeBerry tossing in 17 points. Matt Weir and Kason Harrell each netted 16 points while Matt Holba and Jarred Godfrey tossed in 15 points and 14 points respectively. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are looking at back to back defeats after a narrow 64-62 loss at Northern Iowa. North Dakota shot the ball sinking half their looks with the Panthers connecting at 38.2% but mustering an extra 13 shots which was decisive.

Connor Avants kept the Fighting Hawks within striking distance with a contest high 19 points and five rebounds on 6-8 marksmanship and 7-10 at the stripe. Cortez Seales gave North Dakota ten points and five pulls on 4-9 with Filip Rebraca and Marlon Stewart tossing in nine points apiece.

PFW Mastodons are 9-27 ATS in their last 36 road games and over is 16-5 in PFW Mastodons last 21 road games and over  is 65-32-1 in Mastodons last 98 overall. Under is 9-3 in North Dakota Fighting Hawks last 12 home games and over is 6-2-1 in North Dakota Fighting Hawks last 9 vs. Summit.

I could make an argument for either side but I’ll go with the  Fighting Hawks…

Mark’s Pick North Dakota +1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.