Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Vikings and Jaguars. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Jaguars at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN. Get ready to place your bets! In this Horizon League matchup, the Vikings are the betting favorite against the Jaguars. The over/under for the game is 144.5 points.

CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS VS IUPUI JAGUARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: IUPUI Jaguars +10.5

This game will be played at Indiana Farmers Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.

WHY BET THE IUPUI JAGUARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-70 in favor of the Jaguars.
  • Not only will IUPUI pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Vikings Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

After defeating Oakland 75-67 in their most recent game, Cleveland State’s current record is 9-5. Away from home, the Vikings are 1-5 while they are undefeated at 7-0 at home. Cleveland State has been solid vs. the spread thus far, sitting above .500 at 9-4. In their most recent five games, the team has a perfect 5-0 record vs. the spread.

After 14 games, Cleveland State has an over/under record of 6-7-0, with their games averaging a combined 145.9 points per game so far. The Vikings have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 148 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Cleveland State offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Oakland. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.9%, and they made 12 threes. In terms of offense, the Vikings have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 265th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 61st in percentage and 207th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Vikings’ defense holds the 118th rank in the nation, allowing 69.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. IUPUI. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.7%.

Is a Home Win Possible for IUPUI?

IUPUI comes into this game with a 5-9 record, which is their 15th game of the season. In their previous ten home games, including those from last year, IUPUI has a 5-5 record. Entering today’s game, IUPUI holds a 2-9 record against the spread. In home games this season, IUPUI is 1-4 vs. the spread, while in their last ten home games, they are 3-4 vs. the spread.

IUPUI comes in with an over/under record of 5-5-1 through 14 games, with their games averaging a combined 142.5 points per game so far. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 139 points per game.

The IUPUI offense is coming off a game in which they scored 67 points vs. Detroit. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.9% while connecting on 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jlynn Counter, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.2, while Bryce Monroe also maintains a PPG average of 11.2 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Jaguars’ defense holds the 232nd rank in the nation, allowing 76.0 points per game. Against Detroit in their most recent game, the IUPUI defense gave up a total of 55 points while allowing Detroit to hit 42% of their shots.