The IUPUI Jaguars (6-23, 2-14 Hor), who are currently riding a seven-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they welcome the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (12-17, 7-9 Hor) to Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Oakland Golden Grizzlies at IUPUI Jaguars ATS Preview
In the Golden Grizzlies’ last matchup, they defeated the Green Bay Phoenix, 92-88. Xavier Hill-Mais was the top scorer from either team with 31 points on 9-for-17 shooting. Oakland played a nearly flawless game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.403 (above their season average of 0.260) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.8 (above their season average of 29.8). For those same stats, Green Bay recorded marks of 0.182 and 20.4, respectively.
The Jaguars are hoping for a better outcome after their 77-72 loss to the UIC Flames in their last outing. With 10 points and 18 rebounds, Elyjah Goss had a good outing for IUPUI. UIC did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (19-26; 73.1 percent). IUPUI, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 11.0 (better than their season average of 17.0).
IUPUI may have trouble getting to the charity stripe in this meeting. The Jaguars currently rank 258th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.206, while Oakland ranks 29th in FTA rate allowed (0.172).
Both teams have had a player trending in the right direction over their last five games. For the Golden Grizzlies, it’s been Hill-Mais, who has averaged 20 points,9.0 rebounds,2.2 blocks,1.2 steals, while the Jaguars have gotten great contributions from Marcus Burk (25 points).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Jaguars won 89-85. The Jaguars’ 39.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over the Golden Grizzlies, who had a rate of 25.5. In the victory, Burk led all scorers with 39 points.
Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. IUPUI Jaguars ATS Prediction
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Oakland, ATS Winner – Oakland, O/U – Under
Oakland ranks 116th in assists per game (13.5) while IUPUI ranks 264th in assists allowed per game (16.2).
The Jaguars’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 13.2, up from 9.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Golden Grizzlies have scored an average of 77.8 points per game (10.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.4 points per game (5.5 above their season average).