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Jaguars vs Thunderbirds College Hoops Game Preview

IUPUI JaguarsSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Feb 11, 9:30 PM | Centrum Arena

IUPUI Jaguars vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds

10-16TEAM RECORD13-12

The Thunderbirds will be trying to slam the IUPUI Jaguars on Saturday when the teams tip off at Centrum Arena in college betting action.

Southern Utah will face the 10-16 Jaguars, who own a 7-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thunderbirds are 7-12-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jaguars are 9-7 favoring the OVER.

View IUPUI vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Thunderbirds installed as 2-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Thunderbirds, most recently No. 268 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Jaguars, who rate No. 255 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-69 victory for the Thunderbirds.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Utah's No. 206-ranked scoring average of 66.5 PPG, against a Jaguars defense rated No. 305 and allowing 73.3 PPG. The Thunderbirds FG% has averaged 48.3% to date this season, more than the Jaguars shooters have managed so far (43% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, IUPUI owns the country's No. 284-rated mark, allowing 75.2 points per game on the highway. Southern Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 251 in scoring at home.

Last time out for IUPUI, they were a 76-74 loser as they battled Oral Roberts on the road. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. The Jaguars got a huge 34-point effort from Alex Young but still lost 76-74 against Oral Roberts on Thursday at Mabee Center.

Southern Utah won its last outing, a 60-44 result against Western Illinois on February 9. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. The Thunderbirds got a 22-point performance from Jackson Stevenett, who added 12 rebounds, as Southern Utah ran past Western Illinois 60-44 on Thursday at Centrum Arena.

Next up:
IUPUI home to South Dakota, Wednesday, February 15
Southern Utah at Oakland, Wednesday, February 15