IUPUI at South Dakota College Basketball Pick

Last Updated: 2017-03-06

The IUPUI Jaguars (4-11) try to bring a 10-game road losing streak to a halt when they meet the South Dakota Coyotes (8-6) at DakotaDome. Action begins at 3:30 pm ET on Friday, Jan. 1.

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The Coyotes enter this game hoping for similar success after topping FGCU 89-81 on Monday. Casey Kasperbauer was the game’s leading scorer with 31 points on 11-for-20 shooting. The Jaguars, meanwhile, are feeling some disappointment after their demoralizing 92-54 loss against Butler on Monday. T.J. Henderson played well for IUPUI, recording 10 points, three steals, and two assists.

South Dakota is an eight-point favorite against IUPUI and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at 151 points.

For updated lines, check out BTB’s College Basketball Odds.

The Coyotes come into this game 8-6 Straight Up (SU) and 5-5 Against The Spread (ATS). The Coyotes are one of the best in Division I in terms of field-goal percentage, shooting an impressive .478 from the field. South Dakota is one of the best passing teams in the nation with an average of 17.1 assists per game.

As for their opponent, the Jaguars have 4-11 SU and 6-8 ATS records.

This game marks the season’s first head-to-head clash between these conference foes. Their previous game was a Coyotes victory, bumping their SU record to 6-2 over IUPUI in their most recent meetings. The Coyotes also lead the matchup ATS with a record of 5-3. Over the last five matchups, South Dakota held the advantage in field goals, rebounds, and three-pointers twice. IUPUI performed this feat once.

Predictions: SU Winner – SouDak, ATS Winner – SouDak, O/U – Over

Notes

South Dakota averages 78.4 points per game (ranked 91st). IUPUI, on the other hand, allows 77.3 points per game (ranked 287th).

On average, South Dakota has 74.0 possessions per game and scores 1.059 points on each possession. IUPUI has both fewer possessions (71.9) and scores fewer points during those possessions (.927).

The IUPUI Jaguars average an effective field goal percentage of 44.7% this season. The South Dakota Coyotes have split their games this season (6-6) when opponents have an eFG% of 44.7% or greater.

South Dakota ranks 34th in assists, registering 17.1 per game. IUPUI performs worse at 329th with 10.8 assists per game.

On average, South Dakota makes 6.2 steals per game. IUPUI is a subpar 2-9 when it gives up at least 6 steals.

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