NCAA hoops odds preview - IUPUI vs. South Dakota State
IUPUI Jaguars vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for IUPUI when they take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Thursday in college hoops betting action.
This season, the Jackrabbits are 19-7 overall and 11-11 ATS ATS, while the Jaguars are 6-20 and 6-17 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Dakota State boasts a 10-8-1 on the OU, and IUPUI is 9-7-2.
Bettors looking to back visiting IUPUI before tip-off in this one found them as 19-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jackrabbits - Jaguars odds would favor the Jackrabbits if the lines were set according to our power ranks. South Dakota State is rated No. 126 in the current Odds Shark poll, while IUPUI is at No. 336. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-62 win for the Jackrabbits.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Dakota State's No. 46 nationally ranked offense (73.7 points per game) against a Jaguars defense that sits as the No. 341 at 76.8 PPG. The Jackrabbits have been averaging 45.8% from the field, more than the Jaguars have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).
Defensively, IUPUI features the nation's No. 341-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.1 points per game. South Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 38 nationally in scoring at home.
IUPUI lost its last outing, an 85-78 result against Nebraska Omaha on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. The Jaguars got 23 points from Sean Esposito, but it was Nebraska Omaha that prevailed in an 85-78 final on Saturday at IUPUI Gymnasium.
In their last action, South Dakota State was an 88-83 loser on the road against Oakland. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Nate Wolters was dynamite, scoring 36 points and adding 6 rebounds but Oakland still won, 88-83, over South Dakota State on Saturday at Athletics Center.
IUPUI at North Dakota State, Saturday, February 16
South Dakota State home to Western Illinois, Saturday, February 16