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College baskeball point spread favors Sycamores in battle with Jaguars

Indiana State SycamoresIUPUI Jaguars
Dec 15, 7:00 PM | IUPUI Gymnasium

Indiana State Sycamores vs IUPUI Jaguars Odds


Indiana State pays a visit to IUPUI on Saturday, hoping to send the Jaguars to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at IUPUI Gymnasium.

The Jaguars sport records of 4-8 and 1-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Sycamores have 4-3 and 1-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Jaguars and 3-0 for the Sycamores.

View Indiana State vs IUPUI Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Jaguars installed as 7-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jaguars sit at No. 312 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sycamores sit at No. 120 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Sycamores will win this game 71-62.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and IUPUI has the nation's No. 177-rated offensive output, at 68.2 PPG. The visiting Sycamores defense ranks No. 159 allowing on average 65.1 PPG. The Jaguars FG% has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Sycamores marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. IUPUI, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana State, they were a 71-63 loser as they battled Morehead State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Sycamores endured a 71-63 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Khristian Smith at Ellis Johnson Arena.

IUPUI was a 65-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against IU Northwest. IUPUI earned a 65-59 victory over IU Northwest on Tuesday, getting 18 points from John Hart at IUPUI Gymnasium.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Morehead State are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Sycamores at Jaguars trends to consider:
Indiana State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Indiana State is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road

Next up:
Indiana State home to Mississippi, Saturday, December 22
IUPUI at Valparaiso, Thursday, December 20