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Purdue Fort Wayne vs Oakland Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds

Mastodons vs Golden Grizzlies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Oakland Golden Grizzlies
  • Where: Rochester at Athletics Center O’rena
  • Date: Thursday, February 2nd
  • Betting Odds: Purdue Fort Wayne +2, IPFW +112 | OAK -137 O/U 147.0

Mastodons Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Oakland, the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 14-9. On the road, the Mastodons will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 6-6. So far, the Mastodons have been the underdog 7 times, going 3-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.

Purdue Fort Wayne’s leading scorer this season is Jarred Godfrey, who is averaging 16.23 points per contest. So far, Godfrey has accounted for 20.67% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.32 rebounds per game and 3.82 assists. Bobby Planutis is the second leading scorer for the Mastodons, averaging 11.04 points per game. Between him and Planutis, they are accounting for 35.4% 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%.

Golden Grizzlies Preview:

Oakland heads into this matchup having played 23 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-14. So far this season, Oakland has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-5. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Golden Grizzlies as the -2 point favorites. The Golden Grizzlies have been favored 6 times, going 5-1 straight up.

Trey Townsend comes into today’s game as the Golden Grizzlies’ leading scorer at 15.91 points per contest. Not only has Townsend been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Oakland’s top rebounder at 7.39 boards per contest. Behind Townsend, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jalen Moore, who is second on the team in scoring at 17.2 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.1% of his shots and is adding 3.5 boards per game.

On offense, Oakland is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 30.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.47% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons +2

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2. However, we anticipate Purdue Fort Wayne putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Golden Grizzlies as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Mastodons to cover.