Wright State vs. IUPUI - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPUI Jaguars (3-9) at Wright State Raiders (9-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Nutter Center)
The Line: Wright State Raiders -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The IUPUI Jaguars and Wright State Raiders meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Nutter Center.
The IUPUI Jaguars could use a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The IUPUI Jaguars are averaging 67.1 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 54.3 percent shooting. Ron Patterson is averaging 11.4 points and 2.2 assists while Aaron Brennan is averaging 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. T.J. Henderson is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Hall is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The IUPUI Jaguars are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The IUPUI Jaguars are allowing 43.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.4 rebounds per game. The IUPUI Jaguars are 0-8 on the road this season.
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The Wright State Raiders look for another victory after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Wright State Raiders are averaging 66.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Grant Benzinger is averaging 14.2 points and 4.3 rebounds while Justin Mitchell is averaging 11.7 points and 3.1 assists. Mark Hughes is dishing 3.4 assists and Loudon Love is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Wright State Raiders are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Wright State Raiders are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Wright State Raiders have won seven straight home games.
The Jaguars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Horizon League. The under is 8-3 in Raiders last 11 overall and the under is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 road games.
There's not much the IUPUI Jaguars do right, which is why they've lost eight of their last nine games and haven't been any better against the number. The Wright State Raiders are a really solid defensive club and play much better on their home court. This is a game Wright State should be able to control the tempo and get easy transition points with its defensive pressure. I'll take the Raiders by double digits at home against a struggling IUPUI squad.