IUPUI vs. Oakland - 2/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Grizzlies (17-11) at IUPUI Jaguars (9-17)
College Basketball: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars +5 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies will travel to Indiana Farmers Coliseum to take on the IUPUI Jaguars this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies improved to 17-11 (9-6 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Cleveland State Vikings, 82-66, this past Friday. Oakland led by just a 38-36 margin at halftime, however, pulled away early in the 2nd half after a 18-1 Golden Grizzlies run gave Oakland a 56-39 lead with 13:32 left in regulation. Oakland shot 51.8% from the field and outrebounded Cleveland State by a 41-19 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Golden Grizzlies was Jalen Hayes who had 24 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and a steal. On the season, Oakland is averaging 80.2 ppg on 45.9% shooting from the field. The Golden Grizzlies are averaging 8.4 three-pointers per game on 36.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oakland has been led by Kendrick Nunn (25.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.4 spg), Jalen Hayes (19.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.0 spg), Martez Walker (17.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.6 apg), and Isaiah Brock (5.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.7 bpg). Defensively, Oakland is allowing their opponents to average 77.8 ppg on 45.1% shooting from the field. The Golden Grizzlies have a rebound margin of 0.0 and a turnover margin of -1.1. Oakland will be without Martez Walker who is out for the season due to an ankle injury.
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The IUPUI Jaguars improved to 9-17 (6-9 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Milwaukee Panthers, 76-71 in OT, this past Friday. IUPUI was solid on the defensive end throughout the game and pulled away after T.J. Henderson’s 3-pointer gave the Jaguars the lead with just 0:50 seconds left in OT. IUPUI held Milwaukee to 41.0% shooting from the field and 27.3% (6-22) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Jaguars was Evan Hall who had a double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 blocks, and 2 steals. On the season, IUPUI is averaging 69.1 ppg on 48.0% shooting from the field. The Jaguars are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 34.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, IUPUI has been led by Aaron Brennan 912.6 ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg), Ron Patterson (10.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.2 spg), T.J. Henderson (10.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg), and Evan Hall (7.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg). Defensively, IUPUI is allowing their opponents to average 73.8 ppg on 48.0% shooting from the field. The Jaguars have a rebound margin of 0.0 and a turnover margin of 0.5.
The Golden Grizzlies are 25-11 ATS in their last 36 road games vs. a team with a winning home record however, are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jaguars are 21-44 ATS in their last 65 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
Oakland has won 3 of their last 4 games and has been led by their offense which ranks 47th in scoring offense, 13th in assists per game, and 124th in 3P-FG%. IUPUI has won 2 of their last 3 games however, it’s been a struggle for the Jaguars on both ends of the court this season as they rank 286th in scoring offense, 225th in scoring defense, and 328th in defensive FG%. IUPUI has been much better at home this season, posting a 7-3 record, and as the Jaguars have been much better on the offensive end as of late averaging 78.0 ppg in their last three games, I’m going to take IUPUI and the points in this one.