IUPUI Jaguars vs. North Dakota State Bison - 3/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota State Bison (18-12) at IUPUI Jaguars (13-18)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The IUPUI Jaguars will play the North Dakota State Bison in the first round of the Summit League Tournament.
The North Dakota State Bison are 18-12 (8-8) and are coming off of a loss to Denver by a score of 70-59. North Dakota State is the #5 seed in the Summit tournament and finished the regular season by losing their last 2 games. North Dakota State defeated IUPUI at home by a score of 63-59 in these two teams second meeting of the season. North Dakota State is averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 65 points per game. North Dakota State is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game. Paul Miller is averaging 15.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for North Dakota State. A.J. Jacobson is averaging 13.1 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for the Bison. North Dakota State is shooting 67.5% on free throws, 34% on three-pointers, and 44.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The IUPUI Jaguars are 13-18 (9-7) and are coming off of a win against IPFW by a score of 80-77. IUPUI is the #4 seed in the Summit tournament and finished the regular season by losing 2 of their last 3 games. IUPUI defeated North Dakota State at home by a score of 73-72 in these two teams first meeting of the season. IUPUI is averaging 68.9 points per game while giving up 74.3 points per game. IUPUI is also averaging 34.5 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game. Darell Combs is averaging 16.3 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game for IUPUI. Matt O’Leary is averaging 10.4 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Jaguars. IUPUI is shooting 70.4% on free throws, 33.9% on three-pointers, and 42.6% on all field goal attempts.
North Dakota State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. North Dakota State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 7-1 in North Dakota State’s last 8 games. IUPUI is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. IUPUI is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games. The under is 4-1 in IUPUI’s last 5 games following an ATS win. North Dakota State is 1-4 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
IUPUI had a good conference season, after starting slow in non-conference play. North Dakota State is the better defensive team, while both teams are similar in rebounding. Both teams won their home game in the season series, but I like North Dakota State here.