Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks vs. IUPUI Jaguars - 1/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPUI Jaguars (6-12) at Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (7-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Ralston Arena)
The Line: Nebraska-Omaha -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana-Purdue Jaguars travel to Ralston Arena to tangle with the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks.
This doesn't look like the year the Indiana-Purdue Jaguars make a run at the Summit League title as they don't even average 60 points and their defense isn't going to win all by their lonesome. A 68-53 defeat at South Dakota State was proof of that as the Jaguars fell behind 30-20 heading to the locker room and that was game over. IUPUI connected at 37.5% from the floor which was competitive with the Jackrabbits 43% but South Dakota State dominated the strip 28-8 to win easily. Elijah Ray was one of three double digit scorers with 12 points on 5-10 shooting while Khufu Najee and Marcellus Barksdale combined for 21 points. DavRon Williams chipped in with nine but no other player was able to score more then four points.
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Few teams can score like the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks who scorch the nets at nearly 79 points yet they stand at 7-10 because the defensive end of the floor allows 79 as well. That is the main reason the Mavericks have lost four in a row that was capped off by a 102-86 defeat at Oral Roberts on Wednesday. The Golden Eagles were up ten at the half and slowly expanded the lead behind impressive 58% accuracy. The Mavericks burned the nets as well with 53% from the field but the Golden Eagles held a 20-12 advantage at the charity stripe. CJ Carter gave the offense 19 points on 8-14 from the floor with Mike Rostampour netted 12 points before fouling out in 27 minutes. Marcus Tyus added eleven points and Tre'Shawn Thurman eight with three others contributing seven points apiece.
The Jaguars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. IUPUI are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Mavericks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. Nebraska-Omaha are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. Indiana-Purdue is not very good but they do cover spreads so hopefuly they score some here and stay close...