South Dakota Coyotes vs IUPUI Jaguars Odds
The IUPUI Jaguars hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the South Dakota Coyotes pay a visit to IUPUI Gymnasium on the college basketball betting menu.
The Jaguars sit at 6-23 (6-20 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Coyotes are currently 9-18 (12-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? IUPUI is 10-9-2 OU, and South Dakota is 10-11 OU.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Jaguars as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jaguars at No. 337 and the Coyotes at No. 294 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 68-62 result in favor of the Coyotes.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features IUPUI's No. 198-ranked scoring average of 66.7 PPG, against a Coyotes defense rated No. 329 and allowing 75 PPG. The Jaguars FG% has averaged 44.2% to date this season, less than the Coyotes shooters have managed so far (45% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota owns the country's No. 279-rated mark, allowing 74.2 points per game on the highway. IUPUI, on the other hand, rates No. 178 in scoring at home.
South Dakota was an 85-74 winner in its last match on the road against Montana State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Brandon Bos scored 21 points leading the Coyotes to an 85-74 victory over Montana State at Worthington Arena on Sunday.
In their last action, IUPUI was a 95-88 loser at home against Wisc-Milwaukee. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. IUPUI suffered a 95-88 loss against Wisc-Milwaukee on Saturday, getting 23 points from Greg Rice in a losing effort at IUPUI Gymnasium.
South Dakota at Western Illinois, Saturday, March 2
IUPUI home to UMKC, Saturday, March 2