The Jaguars and Golden Grizzlies are set to face off at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Grizzlies will host the game at Athletics Center O’rena in Rochester, MI. The over/under for this game is set at 144.5 points, and Oakland is favored by -20 vs. IUPUI in a Horizon League conference matchup.

IUPUI JAGUARS VS OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: IUPUI Jaguars +20

This game will be played at Athletics Center O’rena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE IUPUI JAGUARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Golden Grizzlies.
  • Even though we have Oakland winning straight-up, we like IUPUI at +20.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Jaguars Pull Off a Win at Rochester?

After losing their last game to Detroit by a score of 81-66, IUPUI enters this matchup with a record of 6-21. They have lost seven games in a row and are just 2-14 in Horizon League play.

On the road, the Jaguars have gone 2-10 this season, and their average scoring margin is -19.2 points per game. In their last 10 road games, they have gone 1-9.

As the underdog, IUPUI has struggled against the spread this season, going just 6-17. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-9 and they have not covered in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Jaguars are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is similar to the average over/under line in IUPUI’s games this season (144.3). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 152 points.

IUPUI offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 66 points against Detroit. In that game, they made 6/16 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 48%. The team’s scoring leader is Jlynn Counter, who holds an average of 14.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Bryce Monroe is averaging 11.1 points per game this season.

At this time, the Jaguars’ defense is positioned 309th in the country, permitting 79.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Detroit, the Titans finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 81 points vs. IUPUI.

Does Oakland Have What it Takes at Home?

With a record of 17-10, Oakland has been strong at home this season, going 8-3. Their average scoring margin at home is +3.8, and they have won six straight games at home. Overall, they have won two straight games and are 11-4 in Horizon League play.

So far, Oakland has been favored in 15 of their 27 games, going 11-4 in those contests. As for their opponent, IUPUI, they are coming off a 71-63 win over Purdue Fort Wayne.

As the favorite, Oakland has gone 8-7 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Grizzlies have an ATS record of 5-5. At home, Oakland is 6-5 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 2-1 ATS in their last 3 home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Oakland games is 14-12. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (146.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Golden Grizzlies’ offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 75.8 points per contest. Jack Gohlke was the leading scorer for the Golden Grizzlies, putting up 23 points. In addition, DQ Cole contributed 14 points.

So far, the Golden Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 218th in the country at 74.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Purdue Fort Wayne, the Mastodons finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 63 points vs. Oakland.