Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Austin Peay Governors Betting Prediction


The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (6-6) will travel to the Winfield Dunn Center to go head-to-head against the Austin Peay Governors (5-4). Action begins at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. Austin Peay Governors ATS Odds

In their last game, the Governors had no trouble getting past the Oakland City Mighty Oaks, 114-53, while the Mastodons were blown out by the 21st-ranked UCLA Bruins, 96-71.

Austin Peay played a nearly flawless contest. They had a turnover percentage of 10.7 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.5. For those same stats, Oakland City recorded marks of 25.8 and 21.4, respectively. Purdue Fort Wayne, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.141 vs. 0.108). Dayton Gumm was a key piece for Austin Peay with 11 points and 10 assists. Meanwhile, Purdue Fort Wayne rallied around John Konchar, who recorded 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Konchar has really been playing well recently for Purdue Fort Wayne, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The offensive glass should be a huge advantage for Austin Peay in this contest. Dating back to last season, the Governors rank 34th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.2 percent), while Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 138th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.8 percent). Additionally, the upper-echelon offense of the Mastodons ranks 27th in effective field goal percentage (0.547), while the Governors have been 93rd-worst in the NCAA at effective field goal percentage allowed (0.518).

Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Austin Peay Governors Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Austin Peay, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 25th in three pointers attempted per game (27.9) while Austin Peay ranks 261st (18.2).
  • The Mastodons rank 31st in steals per game (8.0) while the Governors rank 108th in steals allowed per game (6.2).
  • Austin Peay averages 36.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 118th in the NCAA. Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 156th in rebounds allowed per game (35.6).
  • The Mastodons rank 27th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Governors rank 146th (3.7).
  • Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 29th in assists per game (15.2) while Austin Peay ranks 142nd (13.4).