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IUPUI Jaguars visit North Dakota State Bison in NCAAB hoops battle

IUPUI JaguarsNorth Dakota State Bison
Feb 23, 8:00 PM | Bison Sports Arena

IUPUI Jaguars vs North Dakota State Bison Odds

13-16TEAM RECORD17-10

IUPUI travels to North Dakota State on Thursday, hoping to boost its 13-16 record with a victory over the Bison.

The Bison sit at 17-10 (13-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Jaguars are currently 13-16 (9-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? North Dakota State is 9-11-1 OU, and IUPUI is 11-8 OU.

View IUPUI vs North Dakota State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bison in this one, they're listed as 8-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 161-ranked Bison and the No. 240-rated Jaguars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-73 win for the Bison on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Dakota State has the nation's No. 45-rated offensive output, at 74.3 PPG. The visiting Jaguars defense ranks No. 296 allowing on average 72.7 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 49.7% so far, more than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, IUPUI features the nation's No. 264-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, IUPUI was an 84-80 winner on the road against Nicholls State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. IUPUI got 25 points from Alex Young en route to an 84-80 victory over Nicholls State on Saturday at Stopher Gym.

In their last action, North Dakota State was an 86-73 winner at home against Western Michigan. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. North Dakota State got 21 points from Marshall Bjorklund en route to an 86-73 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday at Bison Sports Arena.

Next up:
IUPUI at South Dakota State, Saturday, February 25
North Dakota State home to Western Illinois, Saturday, February 25