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Oakland Grizzlies vs IUPUI Jaguars Betting Preview

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Jan 7, 6:00 PM | Athletics Center

IUPUI Jaguars vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds


The Grizzlies will try to cover the spread at Athletics Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the IUPUI Jaguars in college basketball action.

Oakland will face the 8-9 Jaguars, who own a 4-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 7-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jaguars are 5-2 favoring the OVER.

View IUPUI vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Jaguars listed as 5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 203-ranked Grizzlies and the No. 191-rated Jaguars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-73 win for the Jaguars on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the nation's No. 39-rated offensive output, at 76.9 PPG. The visiting Jaguars defense ranks No. 286 allowing on average 72.8 PPG. The Grizzlies FG% has averaged 43.3% so far, more than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, IUPUI features the nation's No. 256-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

IUPUI lost its last outing, a 72-67 result against IUPU Fort Wayne on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. IUPUI got 25 points from Alex Young on the way to a 72-67 loss against IUPU Fort Wayne on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.

In their last action, Oakland was a 71-61 loser at home against Western Illinois. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Reggie Hamilton scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Grizzlies to a win (they lost 71-61 to Western Illinois at Athletics Center on Thursday).

Next up:
IUPUI home to Southern Utah, Thursday, January 12
Oakland at IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, January 14