South Dakota State vs. IPFW - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Dakota State vs. IPFW - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports

IPFW (13-18) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (22-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:30 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)

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The Fort Wayne Mastodons (13-18, CONF 6-10) and South Dakota State Jackrabbits  (22-9, CONF 13-3) face off on Saturday in the Summit League tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. SDST won both games over Fort Wayne this season, and they were also able to cover each one of the spreads.

Purdue Fort Wayne have had issues this season and coming into this game they have lost three of the last four games. During that four game stretch. The Mastodons have covered only one of the spreads. 

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On the season PFW is averaging 67.4 points per game while shooting 42.8 percent from the field. The defense for Fort Wayne has also let them down, giving up 71.8 points per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. The Masondons are led by Jarred Godfrey who is averaging 15.8 points while shooting 44.7 percent from the field.

South Dakota State had a chance to win the regular season title for the conference, but a lost against NDSU in the last game prevented that from happening.

The Jackrabbits are a team that likes to run up the score, and on the season they are averaging 78.2 points per game. The defense for South Dakota State at iimes has let them down, but it’s clear playing good defense has never been priority number one for this team. 

SDST is led by Douglas Wilson who is averaging 18.6 points while shooting 62.8 percent from the field. 

The under is 19-6-1 in Purdue Fort Wayne’s last 26 games overall. The under is 10-2 in PFW’s last 12 Saturday games. South Dakota State is 12-3 in their last 15 games played against the Summit League. The Jackrabbits are 22-8 against the spread in their last 30 games overall. South Dakota State is 39-18 against the spread in their last 57 games played on Saturday. 

South Dakota State is the better team and they are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. Look for Fort Wayne to have problems keeping up and that will lead to a win and cover by the Jackrabbits. 

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