North Dakota State vs. IUPUI - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPUI Jaguars (9-17) at North Dakota State Bison (18-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Scheels Arena)
The Line: North Dakota State Bison -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The IUPUI Jaguars and North Dakota State Bison meet Thursday night at the Scheels Arena.
The IUPUI Jaguars look for a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, IUPUI is averaging 60.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting and is allowing 66.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. DavRon Williams is averaging 8.2 points and six rebounds while Marcellus Barksdale is averaging 8.2 points and 4.5 rebounds. Mason Archie II is dishing 1.2 assists and Aaron Brennan is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The IUPUI Jaguars have four players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 70.1 percent from the line and 29.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, IUPUI is allowing 37 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The North Dakota State Bison have won five of their last six games and are chasing a Summit crown. On the season, North Dakota State is averaging 65 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 62.6 points on 42 percent shooting. Lawrence Alexander is averaging 19.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while A.J. Jacobson is averaging 10.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Kory Brown is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Dexter Werner is shooting 50.9 percent from the field. The North Dakota State Bison have four players averaging at least 8.8 points, and they’re shooting 70.8 percent from the line and 39.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, NDSU is allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Jaguars are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bison are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in North Dakota State and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Six of the last nine meetings between these two teams have been decided by single digits, which includes their earlier matchup this season that went into overtime. I don't love this game, but the free points has to be the play here.