IUPUI Jaguars vs. Morehead State Eagles Free Prediction 12/21/18

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The IUPUI Jaguars (8-4) will travel to Ellis T Johnson Arena to meet the Morehead State Eagles (3-8). Action starts at 5:35 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

IUPUI Jaguars at Morehead State Eagles Betting Odds

In their last game, the Eagles dismantled the Kentucky Christian Knights, 102-82, while the Jaguars lost to the Xavier Musketeers, 82-69.

Morehead State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 58.3 and a turnover percentage of 13.1. Kentucky Christian had marks of 25.0 and 19.6, respectively, for those same stats. IUPUI, meanwhile, did an excellent job of getting and making free throws (20-26; 76.9 percent). Morehead State rallied around Malek Green, who contributed 18 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Jaylen Minnett had a solid performance for IUPUI, putting up 21 points.

The Jaguars won the sole game between these two teams last year, 67-61. Getting to the free throw line was one of IUPUI’s biggest strengths. They made 32 trips to the line, while Morehead State went 18 times. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Jordan Walker has really been playing well as of late for Morehead State, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The physical IUPUI offense could be getting to the charity stripe a lot in this matchup. The Jaguars currently rank 52nd in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.285, while Morehead State is among the NCAA’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 175th-ranked FTA rate of 0.227).

IUPUI Jaguars at Morehead State Eagles Free Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • IUPUI ranks 47th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while Morehead State ranks 167th (14.5).
  • The Eagles average 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 65th in the nation. The Jaguars rank 109th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
  • IUPUI ranks 174th in three pointers attempted per game (21.1) while Morehead State ranks 193rd in three pointers allowed per game (24.5).
  • The Jaguars rank 96th in rebounds per game (37.5) while the Eagles rank 197th in rebounds allowed per game (37.3).
  • IUPUI ranks 91st in blocks per game (3.4) while Morehead State ranks 156th in blocks allowed per game (4.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Jaguars’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.4, down from 8.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 82.2 points per game (5.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 84.4 points per game (4.1 above their season average).