Check out our free Purdue Fort Wayne vs IUPUI pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Indianapolis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Purdue Fort Wayne vs IUPUI Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds
Mastodons vs Jaguars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at IUPUI Jaguars
- Where: Indianapolis at Indiana Farmers Coliseum
- Date: Thursday, January 12th
- Betting Odds: Purdue Fort Wayne -15.5, IPFW -2000 | IUPUI +950 O/U 135.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs IUPUI, the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 11-6. On the road, the Mastodons will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 4-4. This season, Purdue Fort Wayne has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 7-4. For today’s contest, Purdue Fort Wayne has a betting line set -15.5 points in their favor.
Purdue Fort Wayne’s leading scorer this season is Jarred Godfrey, who is averaging 16.5 points per contest. So far, Godfrey has accounted for 20.31% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.5 rebounds per game and 4.19 assists. Bobby Planutis is the second leading scorer for the Mastodons, averaging 12.06 points per game. Between him and Planutis, they are accounting for 36.1% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Purdue Fort Wayne comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 402nd in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Mastodons’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 44.86% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 37.1%.
IUPUI heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 3-14. Currently, the Jaguars have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 2-5. So far, the Jaguars have been the underdog 15 times, going 1-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +15.5 underdogs on the spread.
IUPUI’s leading scorer this season is Jlynn Counter, who is averaging 13.19 points per contest. So far, Counter has accounted for 20.08% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.0 rebounds per game and 2.75 assists. Vincent Brady II is the second leading scorer for the Jaguars, averaging 9.82 points per game. Between him and II, they are accounting for 36.0% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for IUPUI this season, as they are currently ranked 562nd in college basketball at 52.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Jaguars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.2%, placing them 490th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons -15.5
The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons will start their matchup against IUPUI Jaguars as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread of -15.5. We like Purdue Fort Wayne’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When considering how each team likes to play, both Purdue Fort Wayne and IUPUI are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario works in Purdue Fort Wayne’s favor, as their superior talent should come through throughout the game in an easy win. Although the Mastodons don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.