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IPFW vs. North Dakota State - 3/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Dakota State at IPFW
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location
Hilliard Gates Sports Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Line
The Line: IPFW -5 -- Over/Under: 155
TV Channel
https://gomastodons.com/watch/
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The North Dakota St Bison and Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center.

The North Dakota St Bison could use a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The North Dakota St Bison are averaging 72.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Vinnie Shahid is averaging 12.9 points and 3.2 rebounds while Tyson Ward is averaging 11.5 points and 2.3 assists. Deng Geu is the third double-digit scorer and Rocky Kreuser is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The North Dakota St Bison are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota St Bison are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The North Dakota St Bison have split their last six road games.

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons could use a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are averaging 83.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. John Konchar is averaging 19.6 points and 5.5 assists while Kason Harrell is averaging 15.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. Matt Holba is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Weir is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons have won seven of their last nine home games.

The Bison are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 19-40-3 ATS in their last 62 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mastodons are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Summit and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bison are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Purdue Fort Wayne and 5-17 ATS in the last 22 meetings. The over is 37-15 in Mastodons last 52 overall. The over is 11-4 in Bison last 15 overall.

The North Dakota St Bison lost in overtime to Purdue Fort Wayne back in December in the first meeting this season, and they're just 4-10-2 ATS on the road this season. North Dakota State loses on the road this season by an average of 12.2 points while allowing 50 percent shooting. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons may be riding a three-game losing streak, but they're consistent at home where they shoot 48.6 percent from the field and have covered seven of their last nine. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the home team.

Pick:
IPFW -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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