IUPUI Jaguars vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on EA Diddle Arena Saturday as host Western Kentucky looks to handle the IUPUI Jaguars in NCAA hoops action.
The Hilltoppers currently sports a 7-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3 ATS. The Jaguars are 3-7 and 1-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hilltoppers produce a 1-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Jaguars have gone 3-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 38 (Hilltoppers) and the No. 301 (Jaguars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-63 result in favor of the Hilltoppers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jaguars rank No. 287 in NCAA Division 1 with 32 per game. That compares with Western Kentucky’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Kentucky is college basketball's No. 260-ranked team at 5.1 per game, while the Jaguars rate No. 85 with 7.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, IUPUI owns the country's No. 321-rated mark, allowing 81.8 points per game on the highway. Western Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 212 in scoring at home.
IUPUI lost its last outing, an 87-55 result against Butler on December 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 20.5-point underdog. IUPUI was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Wednesday as Butler routed them 87-55 at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Western Kentucky won its last outing, a 58-57 result against Southern Illinois on December 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Western Kentucky earned a 58-57 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday, getting 17 points from T.J. Price at EA Diddle Arena.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Murray State are 6-4
After playing Southern Illinois are 2-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Jaguars at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
IUPUI home to IU Northwest, Tuesday, December 11
Western Kentucky at Murray State, Sunday, December 16