IUPUI vs. Nebraska Omaha - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (10-17) at IUPUI Jaguars (10-19)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Fairgrounds Colliseum)
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Omaha Mavericks and IUPUI Jaguars meet Saturday afternoon at the IUPUI Gymnasium.
The Omaha Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, Omaha is averaging 75.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 78.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting. CJ Carter is averaging 16.7 points and 2.7 assists and Devin Patterson is averaging 11.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. Mike Rostampour is the third double-digit scorer and Tre'Shawn Thurman is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Omaha Mavericks have four players averaging at least 9.2 points, and they’re shooting 69.2 percent from the line and 32.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Omaha is allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 74 or more points in five of its last eight games.
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The IUPUI Jaguars look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. On the season, IUPUI is averaging 60.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 66.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Marcellus Barksdale is averaging 9.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while DavRon Williams is averaging 7.9 points and 6.1 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 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 69.7 percent from the line and 29.8 percent from deep. Defensively, IUPUI is allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Jaguars are 15-36 ATS in their last 51 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I'm siding with IUPUI in this matchup mainy because its the last home game of the season. The Jags will look to send the seniors out on a positive note and should be able to cover the tiny number.