Oakland Grizzlies face IUPUI Jaguars: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Oakland Grizzlies vs IUPUI Jaguars Odds
Oakland pays a visit to IUPUI on Saturday, hoping to send the Jaguars to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at IUPUI Gymnasium.
IUPUI will face the 5-9 Grizzlies, who own a 4-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jaguars are 5-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Grizzlies are 3-4 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Jaguars as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 321-rated Jaguars and the No. 208-ranked Grizzlies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-66 result in favor of the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 290 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.9 per game. That compares with IUPUI’s No. 321 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where IUPUI is college basketball's No. 78-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 178 with 6.1 per game.
Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 258-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.1 points per game. IUPUI, meanwhile, comes in at No. 136 nationally in scoring at home.
Oakland was a 73-63 loser in its last match on the road against Western Illinois. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Oakland suffered a 73-63 loss against Western Illinois on Thursday, getting 18 points from Ryan Bass in a losing effort at Western Hall.
In their last action, IUPUI was an 88-74 winner at home against IUPU Fort Wayne. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Jaguars got a terrific 26-point effort from John Hart as IUPUI defeated IUPU Fort Wayne 88-74 on Thursday at IUPUI Gymnasium.
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IUPUI at Maryland, Tuesday, January 1