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IUPUI vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars (1-6) at IUPUI Jaguars (2-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)

The Line: IUPUI Jaguars -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars  clash with the Indiana-Purdue Jaguars in non-conference college basketball action.

The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars need a big boost at both ends of the floor to recover from a 1-6 start. SIU-Edwardsville has dropped four straight following an 86-71 loss at the Fort Wayne Mastodons as a 14 point underdog on Sunday. The Cougars trailed by 12 heading to the locker room but a strong second half rally ran out of steam. SIUE fell short in the shooting department 45.9%-40% and at the charity stripe 18-6.

IUPUI vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The SIU-Edwardsville offense received 16 points each from Jalen Henry and Jaylin McCoy with Henry posting four pulls. Christian Ellis gave the Cougars 13 points, three yanks and six assists on 6-11 from the floor while the twosome of David McFarland and Keenan Simmons chipped in with eight points and seven boards.

The Indiana-Purdue Jaguars will likely need to boost their scoring once Horizon play begins. Indiana-Purdue has dropped back to back contests following an 83-64 defeat at the Ball State Cardinals as an eight point road dog on Saturday. The Jaguars trailed by 18 heading to the locker room and couldn’t cut in to the deficit over the final 20 minutes. Indiana-Purdue gave up 53.4% shooting and countered at 37.9% which was a decisive nine field goals. 

Ron Patterson was the Jaguars best offensive option with 14 points, three yanks and three steals on 5-10 from the field with TJ Henderson adding eleven points on 4-8 shooting. The duo of Jaylen Minnett and Maurice Kirby gave Indiana-Purdue eight points each with Kirby hauling in a team high seven rebounds.

SIUE are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 Wednesday games. INDPU are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and over is 10-4 in INDPU last 14 home games and INDPU are 18-40 ATS in their last 58 home games.

Neither team covers spreads and both are struggling so I’ll take the points because somebody is getting them…

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