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IUPUI vs. Northern Kentucky - 2/1/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Northern Kentucky at IUPUI
Date & Time Friday February 1, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
IUPUI Jaguars +2 O/U: 145
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Northern Kentucky Norse and the IUPUI Jaguars will meet up in college basketball action on Friday.

Northern Kentucky enters this one with an 18-4 mark on the year. The Norse have posted wins in their last six straight outings, beating Detroit, Wright State, Cleveland State, Youngstown State, Green Bay and Milwaukee in that time.

In the win over the Panthers, NKU’s lead scorer was Drew McDonald with 30 points, 13 rebounds and four assists. Jalen Tate also doubled up for the Norse in that one, with 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Over on the IUPUI side, they’re 13-9 this season. The Jaguars have won three of their last four games, falling to Milwaukee and beating Green Bay, Oakland and Detroit during that stretch.

In the victory versus the Titans, IUPUI guard Camron Justice led the team on 21 points, three assists and one rebound. Jaylen Minnett added 17 points for the Jaguars there, and Evan Hall doubled up on 10 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

The Norse are 4-0 ATS in their last four following an ATS loss and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Friday games. Northern Kentucky is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and the over is 5-2 in their last seven road games.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games versus a team with a winning road record and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 versus a team with a winning straight-up record. The under is 4-0 in the Jags’ last four overall and the over is 6-2 in their last eight home games.

Northern Kentucky has been on a nice run lately, and in five of their last six games they’ve logged at least 73 points. We could be seeing another big total here, as the last time these teams met was a 92-77 Norse victory back on December 28.

That said, IUPUI has been playing solid ball outside of that Milwaukee game (64-57 loss) lately, and I think they’ll be better prepared in this one. I’m going to go with the Jaguars on the cover.

Pick:
IUPUI Jaguars +2

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