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Denver Pioneers vs. IUPUI Jaguars - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

IUPUI Jaguars (8-17) at Denver Pioneers (10-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Magness Arena)

The Line: Denver Pioneers -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The IUPUI Jaguars will travel to Magness Arena to take on the Denver Pioneers this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The IUPUI Jaguars dropped to 8-17 (4-7 Summit League) on the season after being defeated by the IPFW Mastodons, 69-54, this past Wednesday. IUPUI shot 35.0% from the field and 21.1% (4-19) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Jaguars was DavRon Williams who had 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 steal. IUPUI is ranked 255th in the RPI Standings and has played the 159th ranked SOS. On the season, the Jaguars have been led by Marcellus Barksdale (8.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.4 apg) and DavRon Williams (7.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 0.8 spg). The Jaguars are averaging 60.5 ppg on 42.3% shooting from the field and 29.6% shooting from beyond the arc. IUPUI is allowing their opponents to average 67.3 ppg on 46.0% shooting.

Denver Pioneers vs. IUPUI Jaguars - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Denver Pioneers dropped to 10-4 (4-7 Summit League) on the season after being defeated by the North Dakota State Bison, 73-69 (OT), this past Thursday. Denver shot 46.3% from the field and 31.8% (7-22) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Pioneers was Brett Olson who had 22 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Denver is ranked 238th in the RPI Standings and has played the 123rd ranked SOS. On the season, the Pioneers have been led by Brett Olson (13.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.0 apg) and Cam Griffin (11.7 ppg, 5.9 ppg, 1.8 spg). The Pioneers are averaging 63.9 ppg on 49.1% shooting from the field and 39.8% shooting from three-point range. Denver is allowing their opponents to average 64.9 ppg on 48.1% shooting.

The Jaguars are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games however, just 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pioneers are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 Saturday games however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

IUPUI has been struggling on the offensive end all the season and although Denver has been allowing teams to shoot almost 50.0% from the field, I don't feel that IUPUI has anyone that take advantage of the open looks that Denver will allow. Denver has had a disappointing season however, I feel that Brett Olson and Cam Griffin will have big games against a below average IUPUI defense. Take Denver to cover this spread. 

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Denver Pioneers -8.5

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