IUPUI vs. South Dakota - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota Coyotes (10-10) at IUPUI Jaguars (7-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Fairgrounds Colliseum)
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota Coyotes and IUPUI Jaguars meet Saturday at the IUPUI Gymnasium.
The South Dakota Coyotes have won seven of their last nine games and play their 12th true road game. On the season, South Dakota is averaging 70.1 points on 40.5 percent shooting and is allowing 71.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tyler Larson is averaging 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while Brandon Bos is averaging 15.1 points and 2.1 assists. Casey Kasperbauer is the third player averaging double-digit points and Tre Burnette is grabbing five rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes have six players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 74.6 percent from the line and 36.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, South Dakota is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in six of its last nine games.
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The IUPUI Jaguars have split their last 10 games and look for their fourth Summit League win. On the season, IUPUI is averaging 60.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting and is allowing 68 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Marcellus Barksdale is averaging 8.9 points and 2.5 assists while DavRon Williams is averaging 7.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Mason Archie II is shooting 41.3 percent from the field and Aaron Brennan is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The IUPUI Jaguars have six players averaging at least 6.2 points, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 29.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, IUPUI is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in five of its last six games.
The Coyotes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaguars are 10-23 ATS in their last 33 vs. Summit and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The IUPUI Jaguars should win this game considering its on their home court, a place where they've played their best ball of the season. South Dakota is just too tough to trust with its up-and-down style of play all year.