IUPUI Jaguars vs. Denver Pioneers - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Pioneers (10-8) at IUPUI Jaguars (7-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Fairgrounds Colliseum)
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Denver Pioneers will travel to play the IUPUI Jaguars in a Summit Leage game on Saturday.
The IUPUI Jaguars are 7-13 (3-2) and are coming off of a loss to Oral Roberts by a score of 80-71. IUPUI has a big conference win against South Dakota State, who is second in the conference and 14-4 overall. IUPUI is averaging 68 points per game while giving up 75.4 points per game. IUPUI is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per game. Darell Combs is averaging 15.8 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game for IUPUI. Matt O’Leary is averaging 9.7 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Jaguars. IUPUI is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 32.6% on three-pointers, and 40.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Denver Pioneers are 10-8 (2-3) and are coming off of a win against Western Illinois by a score of 76-69. Denver has won 2 of their last 3 games, after losing their previous 4 games. Both of Denver’s conference wins have come against two of the last three teams in the conference standings. Denver is averaging 65.3 points per game while giving up 65 points per game. Denver is also averaging 24.6 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Nate Engesser is averaging 13.3 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for Denver. Joe Rosga is averaging 12.2 points per game and 2.4 assists per game for the Pioneers. Denver is shooting 74.8% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 48.3% on all field goal attempts.
Denver is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. Denver is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. The under is 9-2 in Denver’s last 11 conference games. IUPUI is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The under is 6-1 in IUPUI’s last 7 games. The under is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Denver really struggles rebounding the ball, so IUPUI should have a bid advantage in that department. Both of these teams are lower scoring teams, but Denver plays better defense than IUPUI. IUPUI has been playing well against the spread, so I am taking them here at home.