IUPUI vs. Detroit - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

IUPUI vs. Detroit - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Titans (7-23) at IUPUI Jaguars (7-23)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)

The Line: IUPUI Jaguars -1 -- Over/Under: 154 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Mercy Titans and IUPUI Jaguars meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

The Detroit Mercy Titans need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Detroit Mercy Titans are averaging 69.3 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Antoine Davis is averaging 23.2 points and 4.6 assists while Justin Miller is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. Marquis Moore is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Dwayne Rose Jr. is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Detroit Mercy Titans are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Mercy Titans are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Detroit Mercy Titans have lost four straight road games.

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The IUPUI Jaguars need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The IUPUI Jaguars are averaging 69.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Marcus Burk is averaging 20.1 points and 1.8 assists while Jaylen Minnett is averaging 16 points and 3.4 rebounds. Grant Weatherford is dishing 2.5 assists and Elyjah Goss is grabbing 11.5 rebounds. The IUPUI Jaguars are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64 percent from the free throw line. The IUPUI Jaguars are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The IUPUI Jaguars have lost five of their last six home games.

The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Both of these teams have been awful all season long and they're playing awful basketball heading into this contest. You can do a lot better on a loaded Saturday college basketball card. With that said, you have to side with the home team in the IUPUI Jaguars if forced to pick this toss up. The Detroit Mercy Titans lose on the road by an average of 15.6 points while shooting just 37.5 percent from the field and 30 percent from three. The home team has also won and covered all five meetings between these clubs. Give me the IUPUI Jaguars.

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