North Dakota vs. IPFW - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Dakota vs. IPFW - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

North Dakota Fighting Hawks (13-17) at IPFW Mastodons (14-18)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 9, 2020 at 9:30 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)

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

TV: ESPN+

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons and North Dakota Fighting Hawks meet Monday in the college basketball Summit Tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons look for a win after beating South South Dakota State on Sunday. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are averaging 68.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jarred Godfrey is averaging 15.7 points and 4.6 rebounds while Brian Patrick is averaging 11.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. Matt Holba is dishing 1.3 assists and Deonte Billups is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons have lost five of their last seven non-home games.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks look for another win after beating South Dakota on Sunday. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are averaging 75.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Marlon Stewart is averaging 15.4 points and 4.9 rebounds while Filip Rebraca is averaging 14.1 points and 1.7 assists. De'Sean Allen-Eikens is the third double-digit scorer and Kienan Walter is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks have lost six of their last eight non-home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.  

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons have been the better team overall this season, and while they have offensive issues as of late, they're still the better option and should advance in this tournament. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are not only losing their last five games by an average of 3.2 points while allowing 51.9 percent shooting from the field and 39.5 percent shooting from deep, but they're a rough 7-13 against the spread this season in non-home games. North Dakota is also 6-11 against the spread as a single-digit underdog. Fort Wayne wins this toss up contest. 

Randy’s Pick Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons +1

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