IPFW vs. North Dakota State - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

IPFW vs. North Dakota State - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

North Dakota State Bison (15-7) at IPFW Mastodons (10-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum)

The Line: IPFW Mastodons +4 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The North Dakota State Bison and the Fort Wayne Mastodons meet in college basketball action from Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. 

North Dakota State comes into this game at 15-7 on the year. The Bison are 4-1 in the last five games, falling to SD State while otherwise beating South Dakota, North Dakota, Denver and Western IL. 

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In the win over the Leathernecks, North Dakota State’s Tyson Ward led the way on 16 points with nine rebounds. Both Rocky Kreuser and Vinnie Shahid scored 15 points with three assists apiece there, and combined for 10 rebounds. 

Over on the Fort Wayne side, they’re 10-13 so far. After four straight losses to SD State, Oral Roberts, South Dakota and Omaha, the Mastodons won their last game versus North Dakota on Thursday. 

In the win over the Hawks, Fort Wayne’s Marcus DeBerry led the way on 23 points with four rebounds. Matt Holba added 14 points with five rebounds there, and Dylan Carl had 10 points with five rebounds. 

The Mastodons are 1-4 ATS in the last five Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games. Fort Wayne is 0-4 ATS in their last four after a straight-up win and the under is 12-4-1 in their last 17 overall. 

Meanwhile, the Bison are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 road games versus a team with a winning home record and the over is 5-2 in their last seven overall. The under is 10-4 in ND State’s last 14 road games and 5-2 in the last seven Saturday games.
North Dakota State has been on a nice scoring run over their last eight games, putting up at least 70 points in each of those outings. The Bison have allowed some pretty healthy points totals on the other side in spots, but for the most part they’re doing well these days. 

As for Fort Wayne, they’ve put up 143 combined in their last two games, but they’re too inconsistent scoring-wise for me to trust right now. I’m going with the Bison. 

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Andrew’s Pick North Dakota State Bison -4

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