IUPUI Jaguars at Northern Kentucky Norse ATS Prediction 12/28/18

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The Northern Kentucky Norse (10-3) welcome the IUPUI Jaguars (8-5) to BB&T Arena. The Norse look to continue their six-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 28, 2018.

IUPUI Jaguars vs. Northern Kentucky Norse ATS Odds

In their last game, the Norse easily got past the Wilmington (OH) Quakers, 102-38, while the Jaguars were beaten by the Xavier Musketeers, 82-69.

Northern Kentucky dominated every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 60.0 and a free throw rate of 0.323. For those same stats, Wilmington (OH) was 21.3 and 0.121, respectively. IUPUI, meanwhile, did a great job of getting and making free throws (20-26; 76.9 percent). Northern Kentucky’s Jalen Tate had a good game, putting up 17 points and eight rebounds. Jaylen Minnett, meanwhile played a key role for IUPUI with 21 points.

The Norse dominated this series last year, emerging victorious in both games. In the last matchup, Northern Kentucky won 75-56. Northern Kentucky’s 0.588 effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over IUPUI, who had a rate of 0.377. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Drew McDonald has been impressive recently for Northern Kentucky, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, Northern Kentucky should have a noteworthy edge. The upper-echelon Norse offense ranks 73rd in the nation in that metric at 0.545, while the IUPUI defense is ranked 176th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.494).

IUPUI at Northern Kentucky Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Northern Kentucky, ATS Winner – IUPUI, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Northern Kentucky ranks 44th in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while IUPUI ranks 166th (21.3).
  • The Norse rank 39th in assists per game (16.2) while the Jaguars rank 85th (14.5).
  • IUPUI ranks 88th in rebounds per game (37.7) while Northern Kentucky ranks 118th in rebounds allowed per game (35.0).
  • The Norse rank 27th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Jaguars rank 84th (6.3).
  • Northern Kentucky ranks 58th in blocks per game (4.0) while IUPUI ranks 114th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Jaguars have scored an average of 70.8 points per game (8.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.4 points per game (4.0 below their season average).
  • The Norse’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 28.0, up from 12.8 for the season.