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Western Illinois vs. IUPUI - 11/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

IUPUI Jaguars (2-2) at Western Illinois Leathernecks (4-1)

College Basketball: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Western Hall)

The Line: Western Illinois Leathernecks PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The IUPUI Jaguars and Western Illinois Leathernecks meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Western Hall.

The IUPUI Jaguars look for their first road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The IUPUI Jaguars are averaging 66.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Aaron Brennan is averaging 16 points and 5.5 rebounds while Ron Patterson is averaging 13.5 points and 2.8 assists. T.J. Henderson is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Hall is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The IUPUI Jaguars are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The IUPUI Jaguars are allowing 42.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game. The IUPUI Jaguars have lost eight of their last 11 road games.

Western Illinois vs. IUPUI - 11/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Western Illinois Leathernecks look to remain unbeaten at home to build on their solid 4-1 record. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 56.7 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Dalan Ancrum is averaging 22.5 points and three assists while Brandon Gilbeck is averaging 14 points and 6.8 rebounds. Kobe Webster is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremiah Usiosefe is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Western Illinois Leathernecks have split their last eight home games.

The Leathernecks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaguars are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Western Illinois, the road team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Leathernecks last 4 overall and the under is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 overall.

The Western Illinois Leathernecks have been solid at home so far this season and while struggling offensively, they do have a defense that makes things tough on the other team and allows them to hang into games they probably shouldn't. The IUPUI Jaguars have been hit or miss out of the gate and aren't exactly great on defense, which includes allowing teams to shoot a very high percentage from deep. In a pick em game, I'm going to side with Western Illinois at home.

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