IUPUI Jaguars vs. IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons - 2/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons (13-11) at IUPUI Jaguars (8-16)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Fairgrounds Colliseum)
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The IUPUI Jagauars take the hardwood with the Fort Wayne Mastodons in Summit League action.
IUPU-Fort Wayne Mastodons were penciled in as the top team in the Summit League by most experts but it hasn't panned out thus far with the team simply hoping to crack the top four. Having said that the Mastodons have been playing like a first place squad with five consecutive victories that was capped off by a 75-69 win over visiting Oral Roberts on Saturday. The Mastodons held a slight 50%-48% shooting advantage but this game was decided at the stripe where Fort Wayne sank six more free throws and went 19-22 from the stripe overall. Max Landis exploded for a game high 27 points with Steve Forbes tossing in 13. Joe Reed followed with 12 points while Joe Edwards chipped in with nine points as there were plenty of quality scoring options.
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The IUPUI Jaguars have been outscored 67-61 on the season and that trend has been an issue in conference action. The Jaguars sit in the bottom half of the Summit standings with three straight defeats where neither end of the floor has stood out. A lack of scoring hurt Indiana-Purdue in a 63-56 loss to visiting South Dakota State as a six poinnt underdog. Both teams connected in the 44% range but the Jaguars were hurt by 20 turnovers with the Jackrabbits turning 25 IUPUI personals in to a decisive 19-11 advantage. Justus Stanback and Marcellus Barksdale scoring ten points each with Barksdale hauling in a game high ten points. DJ McCall and Elijah Ray combined for 17 points with Khufu Najee adding another seven points but the offense needed more production from others.
The Mastodons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. Fort Wayne are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The Jaguars are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss and 18-39 ATS in their last 57 home games. IUPUI are 6-20 ATS in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Mastodons are red hot so that's how I lean but this team is not to be completely trusted...