Oakland vs. IUPUI - 3/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPUI Jaguars (11-18) at Oakland Grizzlies (18-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Oakland Grizzlies -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, we’ve got Horizon League Tournament college basketball action coming between the IUPUI Jaguars and the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.
IUPUI enters this game with a 11-18 record overall. The Jaguars had won four of five games, but fell in their last outing to Northern Kentucky. In that defeat, IUPUI guard Ron Patterson managed 14 points.
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Heading up the scoring on the year for the Jaguars is Aaron Brennan with 12.3 PPG and 4.3 RPG. Also in double-figures for IUPUI are TJ Henderson (10.9 PPG) and Ron Patterson (10.7 PPG).
Over on the Oakland side, they’re sitting at 18-13 on the year. The Grizzlies had lost two games heading into last Saturday’s win over Milwaukee. In that victory, Oakland’s Kendrick Nunn put up 37 points.
Nunn is the top scorer for the Grizzlies on the year so far with 26.4 PPG, while Jalen Hayes had 19.0 PPG and 8.1 RPG. Also in double-figures this season for Oakland is Martez Walker with 17.6 PPG.
The Jaguars are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games and 4-10 ATS in the last 14 neutral-site games. The under is 13-5 in IUPUIs last 18 overall and 13-5 in their last 18 versus the Horizon League.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in the last seven neutral-site games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. Oakland is also 7-20 ATS in the last 27 overall and 3-14 ATS in their last 17 versus the Horizon League.
In the two times these teams have faced each other this season, each squad has notched a victory. Oakland won at home February 4 82-74 and IUPUI won at home February 19 74-67. This should be a tight game and could go either way, but I’m going with IUPUI to manage a cover here.