IUPUI Jaguars vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (3-5) at IUPUI Jaguars (3-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Fairgrounds Colliseum)
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will travel to play the IUPUI Jaguars in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The IUPUI Jaguars are 3-9 and are coming off of a loss to Creighton by a score of 90-65. IUPUI was overmatched all night and got out scored badly in both halves. Darell Combs had 19 points and 3 rebounds for IUPUI. Matt O’Leary added 14 points and 7 rebounds for the Jaguars. IUPUI was out rebounded by a total of 41-33 and had only 7 assists in their defeat. IUPUI is averaging 68 points per game while giving up 76.3 points per game. IUPUI is also averaging 35.1 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game. Darell Combs is averaging 15.9 points per game and 2.3 assists per game, while Matt O’Leary is averaging 9.8 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game for IUPUI. IUPUI is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 33.1% on three-pointers, and 39.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 3-6 and are coming off of a loss to Saint Mary’s by a score of 92-36. This was an embarrassing effort from Southern Utah has they didn’t score over 20 points in either half. James McGee had 15 points for Southern Utah. Casey Oliverson added 6 points and 3 rebounds for the Thunderbirds. Southern Utah was out rebounded by a total of 39-20 and had only 7 assists in their defeat. Southern Utah is averaging 72.6 points per game while giving up 77.6 points per game. Southern Utah is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game. James McGee is averaging 12.2 points per game, while Travon Langston is averaging 11.7 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for Southern Utah. Southern Utah is shooting 74.3% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 44.8% on all field goal attempts.
Southern Utah is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the Summit. Southern Utah is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 4-1 in Southern Utah’s last 5 Saturday games. IUPUI is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss. The over is 4-0 in IUPUI’s last 4 Saturday games.
Both of these teams are very bad and we could be in for a sloppy game in this one. Southern Utah has been able to score more points per game than IUPUI, while both teams are similar in rebounding. Southern Utah is also the better shooting team. I don’t really like picking either team, but I will stick with the home team here.