Planning on watching today’s Jaguars and Norse game? Catch the action at Truist Arena in Highland Heights, KY, as the Norse hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. This Horizon League conference matchup has an over/under of 145.5 points, and Northern Kentucky is favored to win by -18 at home vs. IUPUI.

IUPUI JAGUARS VS NORTHERN KENTUCKY NORSE BETTING PICK

The Pick: IUPUI Jaguars +18

This game will be played at Truist Arena at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE IUPUI JAGUARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Norse.
  • Even though we have Northern Kentucky winning straight-up, we like IUPUI at +18.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can IUPUI Pull Off A Win at Truist Arena?

Despite losing eight straight games, IUPUI has had a tough time winning on the road this season, going 2-11. Their average scoring margin on the road is -21.4 points per game. As the underdog, they have gone 3-21.

In their last game, IUPUI lost to Oakland by a score of 107-59. Over their last 10 road games, they are 1-9, and their record on the season is 6-22.

As the underdog this season, IUPUI has gone 6-18 vs. the spread and just 0-3 in their last three games. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-10 and 2-8 in their last 10 games. Overall, the Jaguars are 6-19 vs. the spread this year.

So far this season, the over/under record for IUPUI games is 11-10-4. On average, their games have finished with 145.7 points compared to an average over/under line of 144.4, resulting in a margin of +1.4. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is very close to their average scoring total for the year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 156 points.

In their recent matchup, the IUPUI offense ended with 59 points against Oakland. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35% and made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was DJ Jackson with 17 points. Bryce Monroe also added 9 points for the Jaguars.

Looking at the IUPUI defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 80.0 points per game (324th). In today’s game vs. Northern Kentucky, the IUPUI defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, IUPUI made 18 free-throws vs. the Jaguars.

Can the Norse Please their Home Crowd?

After their 75-73 win over Cleveland State, the Norse are 15-13 overall and 10-7 in the Horizon League. At home, Northern Kentucky has gone 9-3 this season, and they are 10-1 when favored.

So far, the Norse have played 28 games, and they have a scoring margin of +7.9 at home compared to -7.7 on the road. Their record as the favorite is 10-1, and they are currently on a three-game winning streak at home.

As the favorite this season, Northern Kentucky has gone 6-5 vs. the spread. However, their ATS record as the favorite over their last 10 games is just 5-5. In their last three home games, the Norse are just 1-2 ATS, and they are just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. Overall, Northern Kentucky’s ATS record this season is 14-12.

The over/under record for Northern Kentucky games this year is 14-12, and today’s line of 145.5 is similar to their average over/under line of 143.2. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, and their over/under record during that stretch is 1-2.

In their recent game, the Norse’s offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.5 points per contest. Marques Warrick is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 19.1. Meanwhile, Trey Robinson also brings a PPG average of 10.2 into the game.

On defense, Northern Kentucky is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Cleveland State, the Vikings finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 73 points vs. Northern Kentucky.