Halftime Report

Fortunes may be turning around for IUPUI after losing five in a row. They have jumped out to a quick 39-31 lead against PFW. IUPUI took a big hit to their ego last Saturday, so a win here would be a pleasant pick-me-up.

IUPUI came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

IUPUI Jaguars @ PFW Mastodons

Current Records: IUPUI 5-14, PFW 13-5

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If the oddsmakers' predictions hold true, the near future looks bright for PFW. The PFW Mastodons and the IUPUI Jaguars will face off in a Horizon League battle at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Both teams have had a bumpy ride up to this point with three consecutive losses for PFW and five for IUPUI.

PFW fought the good fight in their overtime contest against Robert Morris on Friday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result. They fell just short of the Colonials by a score of 91-88. Despite running the score up even higher than they did on Wednesday (85), PFW still had to take the loss.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars suffered a grim 88-66 defeat to the Golden Grizzlies on Saturday. IUPUI has struggled against Oakland recently, as their match on Saturday was their fifth consecutive lost matchup.

The Mastodons' loss was their third straight on the road, which bumped their record down to 13-5. As for the Jaguars, they have been struggling recently, as they've lost ten of their last 12 matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 5-14 record this season.

Wednesday's contest is shaping up to be a scrappy game: PFW haven't given up the ball easily this season, having only averaged 10.3 turnovers per game. It's a different story for IUPUI, though, as they've been averaging 14.3 turnovers per game. Given PFW's sizeable advantage in that area, IUPUI will need to find a way to close that gap.

PFW was able to grind out a solid win over IUPUI in their previous meeting back in January of 2023, winning 81-75. Will PFW repeat their success, or does IUPUI have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.

Odds

PFW is a big 17-point favorite against IUPUI, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mastodons as a 17.5-point favorite.


The over/under is set at 151.5 points.

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Series History

PFW has won 5 out of their last 9 games against IUPUI.

  • Jan 25, 2023 - PFW 81 vs. IUPUI 75
  • Jan 12, 2023 - PFW 70 vs. IUPUI 55
  • Feb 10, 2022 - PFW 72 vs. IUPUI 57
  • Dec 14, 2019 - IUPUI 74 vs. PFW 65
  • Dec 18, 2018 - PFW 87 vs. IUPUI 77
  • Feb 23, 2017 - IUPUI 83 vs. PFW 82
  • Jan 25, 2017 - PFW 103 vs. IUPUI 73
  • Feb 27, 2016 - IUPUI 80 vs. PFW 77
  • Jan 23, 2016 - IUPUI 84 vs. PFW 82