Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Western Illinois Leathernecks Betting Prediction 01/08/20

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The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (8-9, 1-1 Summit) will be at Western Hall to clash against the Western Illinois Leathernecks (4-9, 1-2 Summit) in a Summit matchup. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last contest. The Leathernecks lost big to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 91-56, while the Mastodons were beaten by the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, 83-69.

Purdue Fort Wayne held North Dakota to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.6 (below their season average of 29.1) while Western Illinois had a better turnover percentage (11.9 vs. 14.9). Western Illinois’ Kobe Webster had a good game, contributing 13 points. Purdue Fort Wayne, meanwhile, was lifted by Dylan Carl, who contributed 19 points.

This was a highly competitive series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Mastodons won the most recent game 79-64. Purdue Fort Wayne’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over Western Illinois. The Mastodons had a rate of 0.169, while the Leathernecks posted a mark of 0.046. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

It could be a tough matchup for Western Illinois on the offensive glass. The Leathernecks rank 320th in offensive rebounding percentage (22.7 percent), while Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 40th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.3 percent).

Purdue Fort Wayne at Western Illinois Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Western Illinois, ATS Winner – Western Illinois, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 75th in rebounds allowed per game (33.2) while Western Illinois ranks 255th (39.5).
  • The Mastodons rank 37th in three pointers attempted per game (27.0) while the Leathernecks rank 164th in three pointers allowed per game (22.8).
  • Western Illinois ranks 37th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 109th (6.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Mastodons have scored an average of 66.4 points per game (4.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.6 points per game (1.5 below their season average).
  • The Leathernecks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 11.8, up from 4.1 for the season.