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IUPUI Jaguars vs North Dakota State Bison Odds
Bison Sports Arena will host North Dakota State Bison vs. IUPUI Jaguars action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Bison are 19-7 so far on the season, and 14-10 ATS vs. the number. The Jaguars, meanwhile, are 6-21 and 6-18 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Dakota State go 4-16 and the Jaguars go 9-8-2 on the totals.
Bettors looking to side with North Dakota State in this one found them as 19.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 57-rated Bison and the No. 336-ranked Jaguars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-57 result in favor of the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaguars is ranked No. 342 in NCAA hoops at 28.5 per game. Contrast that with North Dakota State’s No. 210 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Dakota State is the No. 76-ranked team in the country at 7.1 per game, while IUPUI rates No. 71 at 7.2 per game.
Defensively, IUPUI features the nation's No. 341-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.3 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.
IUPUI was an 82-45 loser in its last match on the road against South Dakota State. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. IUPUI was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by South Dakota State and falling by an 82-45 score at Frost Arena.
North Dakota State was a 49-36 loser in their most recent outing at home against Western Illinois. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. North Dakota State got 10 points from Lawrence Alexander but lost anyway, 49-36, to Western Illinois on Thursday at Bison Sports Arena.
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