IUPUI vs. South Dakota State - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (17-8) at IUPUI Jaguars (8-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Fairgrounds Colliseum)
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and IUPUI Jaguars meet Saturday at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have won eight straight games and are chasing a conference title. On the season, South Dakota State is averaging 73.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.8 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Deondre Parks is averaging 14.3 points and two assists while Cody Larson is averaging 13.8 points and 7.2 rebounds. George Marshall is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Bittle is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have six players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 70.8 percent from the line and 35.9 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, South Dakota State is allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last six games.
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The IUPUI Jaguars look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, IUPUI is averaging 60.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 66.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Marcellus Barksdale is averaging 8.5 points and 2.4 assists while DavRon Williams is averaging 7.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Mason Archie II is shooting 42.3 percent from the field and P.J. Boutte is dishing 3.3 assists. The IUPUI Jaguars have eight players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 29.9 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, IUPUI is allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in seven of its last eight games.
The Jackrabbits are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Jaguars are 18-38 ATS in their last 56 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss. The Jackrabbits are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have not only crushd the Jaguars ATS over the years, but they're clearly the better team again this season. Take the Jackrabbits and the low line while you still can.