The Phoenix and Jaguars are set to face off at 12:00 ET on ESPN+. The Jaguars will host the game at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN. The Phoenix come into this Horizon League conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 134 points.
GREEN BAY PHOENIX VS IUPUI JAGUARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: IUPUI Jaguars +8.5
This game will be played at Indiana Farmers Coliseum at 12:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.
WHY BET THE IUPUI JAGUARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Jaguars.
- Not only will IUPUI pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 134 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can Green Bay Live Up to the Hype on the Road?
Green Bay is 9-8 overall this season, including a 4-2 record in Horizon League play. On the road, the Phoenix are just 3-7, and they have an average scoring margin of -8.4 points per game. In their last game, Green Bay lost to Oakland by a score of 79-73.
So far, Green Bay has been the favorite in three games, going 2-1 in those contests. For the season, the Phoenix have been the underdog 12 times, and they have a record of 5-7 in those games. Over their last 10 road games, Green Bay is 3-7, and they are 2-3 in their last five.
As the favorite, Green Bay has a solid ATS record of 2-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-4 this season and they are 3-2 ATS in their last 5 road games. Overall, the Phoenix have an ATS record of 10-5 this year.
For the season, the over/under record for Green Bay games is 7-8 and today’s line of 134 is exactly in line with the average over/under line in their games. So far, 7 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and the over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.
Green Bay finished with 73 points in their game against Oakland. This total surpasses their season-average of 66.7 points per game. For the season, the Green Bay offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 359th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.
At present, the Phoenix’s defense is nationally ranked 61st, allowing 66.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.7 threes per game vs. IUPUI. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.6%.
Can IUPUI Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?
So far this season, IUPUI has been the underdog in 13 of their 17 games. They have gone 2-11 in those games, including their most recent loss to Youngstown State by a score of 75-65. At home this season, the Jaguars have gone 1-5, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 4-6.
Coming into this game, IUPUI has lost three games in a row, and their record overall is 5-12. As the underdog, they have gone 1-5, and their average scoring margin at home is -7.7 points per game.
As the underdog, IUPUI has gone 4-9 vs. the spread this season and 2-1 ATS in their last three games as the underdog. At home, the Jaguars are 2-4 vs. the spread this year and 3-4 ATS in their last 10 home games.
So far this season, the over/under record for IUPUI games is 6-7-1. The average scoring total in their games is 143.6, which is slightly lower than the average over/under line in their games of 142.8. Currently, their games have an average margin of 0.8 points compared to the over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 147 points.
In their most recent game, the IUPUI offense concluded with only 65 points against Youngstown State. Throughout the game, they made 8/18 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 46.3%. Offensively, the Jaguars hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 260th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 414th in terms of percentage and 377th in three-pointers made.
Facing Green Bay, IUPUI aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.5 points allowed per game (258th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.4 threes per game vs. Green Bay. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.7%.