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IUPUI Jaguars vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Preview

Western Illinois LeathernecksIUPUI Jaguars
Dec 30, 7:00 PM | IUPUI Gymnasium

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs IUPUI Jaguars Odds

6-4TEAM RECORD6-8

IUPUI Gymnasium will host Jaguars vs. Leathernecks action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Jaguars currently sports a 6-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2 ATS. The Leathernecks are 6-4 and 4-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jaguars produce a 3-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Leathernecks have gone 0-3 against the number.

View Western Illinois vs IUPUI Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Leathernecks are listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jaguars sit at No. 201 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Leathernecks sit at No. 111 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Leathernecks will win this game 74-68.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features IUPUI's No. 86-ranked scoring average of 73.7 PPG, against a Leathernecks defense rated No. 22 and allowing 57.8 PPG. The Jaguars FG% has averaged 41.5% to date this season, less than the Leathernecks shooters have managed so far (45.2% per game).

Defensively, Western Illinois features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. IUPUI, meanwhile, comes in at No. 53 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Illinois won its last outing, a 73-52 result against Eureka on December 27. The Leathernecks blew out Eureka on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 73-52 win at Western Hall.

IUPUI was a 97-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against Valparaiso. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. The Crusaders were burned for 27 points by Alex Young on Friday as the Jaguars put another game in the win column, 97-88, at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Next up:
Western Illinois home to South Dakota, Tuesday, January 3
IUPUI home to UMKC, Tuesday, January 3

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