Detroit vs IUPUI Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/19/23

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The IUPUI Jaguars and the Detroit Mercy Titans meet Sunday in college basketball action from Calihan Hall. IUPUI is sitting at 4-24 overall on the year. The Jaguars lost to Oakland in their last matchup. As for Detroit, they’re fresh off a Friday game versus Oakland. In that one, the Titans managed a blowout win. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

IUPUI Jaguars 

It’s been a tough year for IUPUI to say the least. The Jaguars beat Franklin, Spalding and Texas A&M-Commerce early in the year, then didn’t get another victory until February 4 versus Green Bay. IUPUI has lost to Wright State, Northern Kentucky and Oakland since then. 

In the Oakland matchup back on Wednesday, the Jaguars were within two points at the break. IUPUI posted a strong second-half effort but fell short 85-81. DJ Jackson led the team with 23 points and four rebounds in the loss. 

Detroit Titans 

Over on the Detroit side, they kicked off the year with an 8-12 run through 20 games. The Titans went 3-4 in the next seven, losing to Oakland, Robert Morris, Youngstown State and Milwaukee with wins otherwise over Cleveland State, Fort Wayne and Green Bay. 

In the Oakland matchup on Friday, the Titans jumped out to a 47-34 halftime edge. Detroit kept it up with a 49-40 run from there and won easily 96-74. Antoine Davis scored 30 points and Gerald Liddell doubled up on 13 points and 18 boards in the victory. 


I might take a stab on IUPUI here. Granted, there haven’t been too many bright spots for the Jaguars this season, however they’re coming off a good road effort versus Oakland and scoring fairly well lately. IUPUI has 68 or more points in eight of their last nine games. These teams last met back on January 21 in an 89-77 Detroit win at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. IUPUI gave up 50 points in the second half in that one, so they’ll need to play a complete game in the rematch. I think the Jaguars can pull off the cover if they’re on point. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:IUPUI Jaguars +17