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South Dakota State vs. IPFW - 2/21/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
IPFW at South Dakota State
Date & Time Thursday February 21, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Frost Arena
Brookings, South Dakota
The Line
The Line: South Dakota State -10.5 -- Over/Under: 164
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons and South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Frost Arena.

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are averaging 80.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 80.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. John Konchar is averaging 19.3 points and 5.5 assists while Kason Harrell is averaging 15.7 points and 3.5 rebounds. Matt Holba is the third double-digit scorer and Dee Montgomery is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons have split their last eight road games.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits look for another win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are averaging 84.5 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 41 percent shooting. Mike Daum is averaging 25.4 points and 1.8 assists while David Jenkins is averaging 19.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Skyler Flatten is the third double-digit scorer and Tevin King is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are shooting 41.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have won their last five home games.

The Mastodons are 13-30 ATS in their last 43 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Summit and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jackrabbits are 24-10 ATS in their last 34 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Mastodons are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in South Dakota State and the home team is 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The under is 35-17 in Jackrabbits last 52 home games. The over is 35-16 in Mastodons last 51 overall.

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons dropped 104 points in their win last month over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, and these games have a history of being very high scoring. South Dakota State has been quite consistent this season overall and is winning by an average of 18.1 points at home. However, Purdue Fort Wayne has been on a scoring tear and comes into this game shooting 48.1 percent from the field in its last five games. This is likely going to be a back and forth contest with plenty of points. I'll take a shot with the Mastodons and the free buckets.

Pick:
IPFW +10.5

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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