Marquette Golden Eagles vs. IUPUI Jaguars - 11/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPUI Jaguars (1-0) at Marquette Golden Eagles (0-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -13.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The IUPUI Jaguars will travel to play the Marquette Golden Eagles in a non-conference battle on Monday.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are coming off a loss against Belmont by a score of 83-80 in their season opener. Marquette was outscored 47-40 in the first half and wasn’t able to complete the comeback in the second half. Marquette only played 8 players, which will be an interesting to watch because a rotation of only 8 players will get exhausted throughout the season. Henry Ellenson led Marquette with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Luke Fischer added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Marquette. Marquette shot 66.7% on free throws, 23.1% on three-pointers, and 43.1% on all field goals attempted in their victory. Marquette out rebounded Belmont 44-35 and had 19 assists. Marquette will look to get in the win column at home in this one.
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The IUPUI Jaguars are coming off of a win against Indiana State by a score of 72-70 in their season opener. Darell Combs led the IUPUI offense with 16 points and 4 assists. Evan Hall also added 13 points coming off of the bench for IUPUI. Nick Osborne led IUPUI in rebounding with 8 rebounds. IUPUI shot 70% from the free throw line, 35.7% from the three-point line, and 47.9% on all field goal attempts. IUPUI was out rebounded 35-34 and they had 7 assists. IUPUI also had 17 turnovers against Indiana State.
IUPUI is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. The under is 4-1 in IUPUI’s last 5 non-conference games. Marquette is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. Marquette is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games. The over is 4-1 in Marquette’s last 5 non-conference games.
Marquette will be fired up to get in the win column on their home court and should come out strong against IUPUI. I think that Marquette will capitalize on the IUPUI turnover problems and get the victory in this one. I am picking Marquette.