North Dakota State Bison vs IUPUI Jaguars Odds
The IUPUI Jaguars hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the North Dakota State Bison pay a visit to IUPUI Gymnasium on the college basketball betting menu.
The Jaguars are 6-14 so far on the season, and 5-12 ATS vs. the number. The Bison, meanwhile, are 15-3 and 11-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen IUPUI go 6-6 and the Bison go 4-8 on the totals.
The Bison were listed as 12-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 56-rated North Dakota State taking on the No. 326-rated Jaguars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-61 win for the Bison on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and IUPUI has the nation's No. 165-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 22 allowing on average 57.4 PPG. The Jaguars FG% has averaged 44% so far, less than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota State owns the country's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 59.2 points per game on the highway. IUPUI, on the other hand, rates No. 142 in scoring at home.
Last time out for North Dakota State, they were a 73-65 winner as they battled Oakland at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. North Dakota State got 20 points from TrayVonn Wright en route to a 73-65 victory over Oakland on Saturday at Bison Sports Arena.
Last time out for IUPUI, they were a 90-79 loser as they battled Nebraska Omaha on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. IUPUI got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Donovan Gibbs in a losing cause in their 90-79 loss to Nebraska Omaha on Thursday.
North Dakota State at Western Illinois, Saturday, January 19
IUPUI home to South Dakota State, Saturday, January 19