IUPUI Jaguars vs. Nebraska Omaha Mavericks - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (17-10) at IUPUI Jaguars (11-16)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Fairgrounds Colliseum)
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks stay in the Summit race with a win at the Indiana-Purdue Jaguars.
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks are in the running for the Summit crown if they can avoid any kind of letdown in the closing weeks. The Mavericks had lost three of four before winning back to back contests after knocking off North Dakota State 76-69 on Saturday as a four point home favorite. The Bison burned the nets at 53% but also turned the ball over 17 times to give the 47.5% shooting Mavericks ten more looks at the basket for a few more buckets to go with five more free throws. Jake White led all scorers with 23 points and seven rebounds with Devin Patterson tossing in 16. Tra-Deon Hollins added14 points and six assists while Tre’Shawn Thurman contributed ten points.
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The Indiana-Purdue Jaguars have been a thorn in the side of many in the Summit League but not often enough lately. The Jaguars have suffered three consecutive defeats following a 77-56 loss at Oral Roberts as a five point underdog. The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 13 point edge at the half and continued to pile it on in the final 20 minutes. Oral Roberts fired away at nearly 51% while the Jaguars were limited to 37% for a difference of ten field goals. Indiana-Purdue received 13 points from Matt O’Leary with Darell Combs netting 12. Nick Osborne added eleven points and ten rebounds while Marcellus Barksdale chipped in with nine points and six pulls.
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games. The under is 7-2 in Indiana-Purdue last 9 Wednesday games and Indiana-Purdue are 14-37 ATS in their last 51 home games while going 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Summit. The small chalk has me looking at the Mavericks…