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IUPUI vs. Eastern Illinois - 11/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Eastern Illinois Panthers (0-1) at IUPUI Jaguars (0-1)
Date & Time Saturday November 10, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: IUPUI Jaguars -6 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN3
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NCAA BB | Eastern Illinois Panthers (0-1) at IUPUI Jaguars (0-1)
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers and IUPUI Jaguars meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

The Eastern Illinois Panthers look for a bounce back showing after coming up short against Texas. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 59 points on 35.7 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 50 percent shooting. Rade Kukobat is averaging 12 points and seven rebounds while Mack Smith is averaging 11 points and two assists. Shareef Smith is dishing two assists and JaQualis Matlock is grabbing four rebounds. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 26.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Panthers are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Eastern Illinois Panthers have split their last eight road games.

The IUPUI Jaguars also look for their first victory after losing to Xavier in their season opener. The IUPUI Jaguars are averaging 69 points on 35.7 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 47 percent shooting. Jaylen Minnett is averaging 21 points and two assists while Jack Hansen is averaging 10 points and four rebounds. Camron Justice is grabbing three rebounds and D.J. McCall is dishing five assists. The IUPUI Jaguars are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The IUPUI Jaguars are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The IUPUI Jaguars have won six of their last eight home games.

The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Jaguars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games, 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 overall and the over is 13-4 in Panthers last 17 overall.

Both of these teams struggled to shoot the ball in their season opener, but it's the IUPUI Jaguars who had the tougher task in terms of who they played, and they've been rather sharp at home recently. The Eastern Illinois Panthers have a lot of holes to fill from a year ago and don't seem to have the scoring firepower to scare teams on the road. I'll lay the chalk with the Jags, as they should be able to bounce back.

Pick:
IUPUI Jaguars -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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