The IUPUI Jaguars (5-12, 1-3 Hor) will try to snap the seven-game winning streak of Wright State when they welcome the Raiders (14-3, 4-0 Hor) to Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 10, 2020.
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The Raiders edged the Detroit Titans in their last outing, 70-69. Loudon Love was Wright State’s leading scorer with 23 points on 9-for-24 shooting. Wright State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 14.5) and a free throw rate of 0.203 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Detroit was 18.3 and 0.103, respectively.
In the Jaguars’ previous matchup, they beat the Green Bay Phoenix, 93-78. IUPUI received a boost from Jaylen Minnett, who was the game’s leading scorer with 31 points on 8-for-15 shooting. IUPUI played a nearly perfect contest. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.266 (above their season average of 0.181) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.594 (above their season average of 0.483). For those same stats, Green Bay had marks of 0.203 and 0.464, respectively.
This is the first time these teams will clash this year, after the Raiders won all three games last season. In the most recent contest, Wright State won 71-56. The Raiders played a nearly flawless game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 28.9 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.492. For those same stats, the Jaguars were 17.9 and 0.393, respectively.
IUPUI could have difficulty getting to the charity stripe in this battle. The Jaguars currently rank 279th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.187, while Wright State ranks 13th in FTA rate allowed (0.150). Additionally, the Raiders’ 33rd-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 111.3) will face off against the Jaguars’ 329th-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 107.6).
Wright State at IUPUI Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Wright State, ATS Winner – Wright State, O/U – Over
The Raiders rank 113th in steals per game (6.7) while the Jaguars rank 157th in steals allowed per game (7.5).
Wright State averages 41.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 16th in the NCAA. IUPUI ranks 192nd in rebounds allowed per game (37.3).
The Raiders rank 35th in assists allowed per game (10.3) while the Jaguars rank 210th (15.7).
Wright State ranks 139th in three pointers attempted per game (22.0) while IUPUI ranks 216th in three pointers allowed per game (24.6).
The Jaguars’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.4, down from 7.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Raiders have scored an average of 83.4 points per game (1.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.8 points per game (2.8 above their season average).