IUPUI vs. Oakland - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

IUPUI vs. Oakland - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland (12-17) at IUPUI (6-23)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)

The Line: IUPUI +3.5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies (12-17, CONF 7-9) and IUPUI Jaguars (6-23, CONF 2-14) face off in a Horizon League showdown at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Indiana Purdue knocked off Oakland 89-85 in overtime earlier this season. 

Oakland has had a lot of struggles this season but coming into this game they are playing well having won four games in a row. During that four game stretch, Oakland has covered three of the spreads. 

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For most of the season Oakland has played a slower pace, but the last few games they have started to run a little more. Over the last five games Oakland is averaging 77.8 points while the defense is averaging 75.4 points. Away from home this season Oakland has a 3-10 record. 

Oakland is led by forward Xavier Hill-Mais who is averaging 16.8 points while shooting 52.2 percent from the field.

IUPUI comes into this game really struggling having lost seven games in a row and only covered the spread in three of those games. 

Indiana-Purdue’s offense hasn’t been great, but their defense has let them down big time giving up 81.4 points per game. 

Over the last five games the Jaguars defense has been even worse giving up 87.6 points per game while shooting 47.6 percent from the field. 

The Jaguars are led by Marcus Burk who is averaging 21.2 points while shooting 43 percent from the field. In the last game Burk dropped 28 points for Indiana-Purdue. 

The over is 6-1-1 in Oakland’s last eight games overall. Oakland is 8-2-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games. INDPU is 13-39 against the spread in their last 52 games played on Thursday. Indiana Purdue is 12-25 against the spread in their last 37 games overall. 

Oakland is a strong offensive team and they should have no issue running up the score against INDPU. Look for INDPU to have success scoring too, and this game should push well over the posted total. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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