Betting on today’s Jaguars and Mastodons game? Catch the action at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN, as the Mastodons hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 150.5 points, and the Mastodons are favored to win at home against the Jaguars.

IUPUI JAGUARS VS PURDUE FORT WAYNE MASTODONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: IUPUI Jaguars +17.5

This game will be played at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.

WHY BET THE IUPUI JAGUARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Mastodons.
  • Even though we have Purdue Fort Wayne winning straight-up, we like IUPUI at +17.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can the Jaguars Pull Off a Win at Fort Wayne?

Coming off a 22-point loss to Oakland, IUPUI will look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Jaguars have struggled mightily on the road this season, going just 1-7 and losing their last seven games away from home.

Overall, IUPUI is just 5-14 this season, including a 1-7 record in Horizon League play. As the underdog, the Jaguars have gone 2-13 this season, and they enter this game as 17.5-point underdogs.

Against the spread, IUPUI has struggled this season with a record of 4-12. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-6 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in IUPUI’s games this season (142.3). So far, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

In their most recent game, the Jaguars’ offense tallied 66 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 66.1 points per game. In terms of offense, the Jaguars have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 258th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 403rd in percentage and 367th in three-pointers made.

Facing Purdue Fort Wayne, IUPUI aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.5 points allowed per game (262nd). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, IUPUI’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.5% this season.

Can Purdue Fort Wayne Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Through 18 games, Purdue Fort Wayne has a record of 13-5, including a 4-3 mark in Horizon League play. At home, the Mastodons are 7-1 compared to 4-4 on the road. For the season, they have been favored 11 times and have gone 9-2 in those games.

After their most recent game, a 91-88 loss to Robert Morris, Purdue Fort Wayne has lost three straight games. Over their last 10 games at home, the Mastodons have gone 9-1.

When looking at Purdue Fort Wayne’s ATS record this season, they are 9-6-1. At home, their ATS mark is 5-3 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 3 home games, they are 2-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Purdue Fort Wayne games is 10-6. Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is slightly lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (150.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 186 points.

Purdue Fort Wayne’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 88 points vs. Robert Morris. Overall, they hit 41.5% of their shots from the field and went 20/24 from the free-throw line. The team’s scoring leader is Rasheed Bello, who holds an average of 15.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jalen Jackson is averaging 15.1 points per game this season.

Currently, the Mastodons’ defense holds the 133rd rank in the nation, allowing 70.9 points per game. Purdue Fort Wayne’s three-point defense is currently 66th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.2% of their shots vs. Purdue Fort Wayne.