Wright State vs. IUPUI - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wright State vs. IUPUI - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

IUPUI Jaguars (6-21) at Wright State Raiders (22-5)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Ervin J. Nutter Center)

The Line: Wright State Raiders -17.5 -- Over/Under: 158.5

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The IUPUI Jaguars will travel to the Nutter Center to take on the Wright State Raiders this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The IUPUI Jaguars lost their 5th straight game and dropped to 6-21 (2-12 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Northern Kentucky Norse, 84-70, this past Friday. IUPUI struggled defensively agianst Northern Kentucky and couldn’t fight back after the Norse took a 64-50 lead with 9:44 left in regulation. IUPUI shot 42.4% from the field while allowing Northern Kentucky to shoot 52.9% from the field and 47.4% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Jaguars was Marcus Burk who had 30 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals.

On the season, IUPUI is averaging 70.4 ppg on 41.2% shooting from the field. The Jaguars are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 33.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, IUPUI has been led by Marcus Burk (21.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg), Jaylen Minnett (16.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.2 spg), and Elyjah Goss (8.8 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 1.2 bpg).

Defensively, IUPUI is allowing their opponents to average 78.9 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field. The Jaguars have a rebound margin of -3.1 and a turnover margin of -1.0.

The Wright State Raiders won their 3rd straight game and improved to 22-5 (12-2 Horizon) on the season after defeating the UIC Flames, 75-58, this past Friday. Wright State had no trouble shooting down the UIC offense in this one and easily pulled away for victory after taking a 53-37 lead with 14:03 left in regulation. Wright State shot 43.9% from the field while holding UIC to just 34.4% shooting from the field and 22.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Raiders was Loudon Love who had 24 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assists, 2 blocks, and a steal.

On the season, Wright State is averaging 81.6 ppg on 45.9% shooting from the field. The Raiders are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 36.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wright State has been led by Loudon Love (15.7 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.4 bpg), Bill Wampler (15.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 apg), Tanner Holden (12.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.3 spg), and Tanner Holden (12.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, Wright State is allowing their opponents to average 70.4 ppg on 41.6% shooting from the field. The Raiders have a rebound margin of 4.3 and a turnover margin of 1.9.

The Jaguars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games, however, are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 Sunday games. The Raiders are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 February games, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games.

The Jaguars have really struggled defensively this season and come into this match-up ranked just 335th in scoring defense, 301st in defensive FG%, and 308th in rebound margin.

Wright State has been outstanding offensively this season and has been led by their offense that ranks 5th in scoring offense, 69th in FG%, and 37th in 3P-FG%.

Wright State has been lights out at home this season and should be able to put up a good amount of points against the Jaguars, however, IUPUI has some solid scoring options in Marcus Burk & Jaylen Minnett that should have some success agianst the Raiders 204th ranked scoring defense. Wright State is going to pick up the win, however, this I think Marcus Burk and the Jaguars offense will do enough to cover with the large amount of points. Good Luck!

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