IUPUI Jaguars vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks - 1/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Illinois Leathernecks (7-11) at IUPUI Jaguars (9-13)
College Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Fairgrounds Colliseum)
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Western Illinois Leathernecks will travel to play the IUPUI Jaguars in a Summit League game on Friday.
The IUPUI Jaguars are 9-13 (5-2) and are coming off of a win against IPFW by a score of 84-82. IUPUI has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the Summit League standings. IUPUI is averaging 69.1 points per game while giving up 75.1 points per game. IUPUI is also averaging 34.5 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game. Darell Combs is averaging 16 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game for IUPUI. Matt O’Leary is averaging 9.7 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Jaguars. IUPUI is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Western Illinois Leathernecks are 7-11 (0-7) and are coming off of a loss to North Dakota State by a score of 65-52. Western Illinois has lost 9 games in a row and is still looking for their first conference win. Western Illinois is averaging 70.7 points per game while giving up 68.7 points per game. Western Illinois is also averaging 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Garret Covington is averaging 16.7 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for Western Illinois. J.C Fuller is averaging 14.4 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Leathernecks. Western Illinois is shooting 74.8% on free throws, 39.1% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
IUPUI defeated Western Illinois on January 9th by a score of 67-60. IUPUI led by 1 point at halftime and pulled away in the second half. Darell Combs led IUPUI with 22 points, while Garret Covington led Western Illinois with 16 points. IUPUI out rebounded Western Illinois by a total of 39-37 and added 10 assists in their victory.
Western Illinois is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. Western Illinois is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The under is 5-1 in the Western Illinois last 6 games. IUPUI is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. IUPUI is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in IUPUI’s last 5 home games. The road team is 7-1 ATS in these two teams last 8 meetings.
Western Illinois has been bad during conference play and I expect that to continue here. IUPUI was able to win by 7 points at Western Illinois earlier this season and I am picking them to win again.