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NCAAB Game Preview - Thunderbirds underdogs vs Jaguars at IUPUI

Southern Utah ThunderbirdsIUPUI Jaguars
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | IUPUI Gymnasium

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs IUPUI Jaguars Odds


IUPUI looks to cover the Jaguars-Thunderbirds pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 8-10 mark when they host Southern Utah in college basketball action.

The Jaguars bring a 8-10 record (4-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-9 Thunderbirds, who are 6-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed IUPUI go 6-2 so far and the Thunderbirds go 6-4-1.

View Southern Utah vs IUPUI Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
IUPUI opened as 7.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jaguars rated this week at No. 220 and the Thunderbirds sitting at No. 268. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-70 result in favor of the Jaguars.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thunderbirds rank No. 277 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.4 per game. That compares with IUPUI’s No. 179 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where IUPUI is college basketball's No. 169-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Thunderbirds rate No. 345 with 2.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Utah owns the country's No. 245-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. IUPUI, on the other hand, rates No. 45 in scoring at home.

Southern Utah lost its last outing, a 72-69 result against North Dakota State on January 7. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. Ray Jones, Jr. scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Thunderbirds to a win (they lost 72-69 to North Dakota State at Centrum Arena on Saturday).

In their last action, IUPUI was a 93-81 loser on the road against Oakland. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as underdogs. Alex Young scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Jaguars to a win (they lost 93-81 to Oakland at Athletics Center on Saturday).

Next up:
Southern Utah at Western Illinois, Saturday, January 14
IUPUI home to Oral Roberts, Saturday, January 14