The IUPUI Jaguars (1-2) will be at home in Indiana Farmers Coliseum when they take on the Morehead State Eagles (1-2). The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 147.5 points with IUPUI set as a 6.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
Morehead State Eagles vs. IUPUI Jaguars ATS Preview
In the Eagles last contest, they barely escaped the Marshall Thundering Herd, 86-83. With 14 points and nine rebounds, Lamontray Harris had a good outing for Morehead State. Morehead State out-rebounded Marshall. The Eagles had more offensive rebounds (18 vs. six), defensive rebounds (31 vs. 22) and total rebounds (49 vs. 28).
The Jaguars are hoping for a better outcome after their 80-79 loss to the Eastern Illinois Panthers in their last contest. Aaron Brennan led IUPUI in scoring with 25 points on 12-for-17 shooting. Eastern Illinois did a great job of making free throws (23-31; 74.2 percent). IUPUI, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (40.7 vs. 35.7).
The offensive glass should be a major advantage for Morehead State in this contest. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Eagles rank 22nd in offensive rebounding percentage (36.0 percent), while IUPUI ranks 176th in defensive rebounding percentage (71.2 percent).
The Eagles are 15-18 straight up (SU) and 10-17 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Morehead State games since last season with 14 unders compared to 13 overs.
The Jaguars, on the other hand, have records of 15-20 SU and 13-17 ATS since last season. IUPUIs games have had a tendency to finish over the projected point total over that same period (60.0 percent).
Morehead State Eagles vs. IUPUI Jaguars Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Morehead State, ATS Winner – Morehead State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Eagles rank 151st in blocks per game (3.3) while the Jaguars rank 220th in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
- IUPUI ranks 96th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while Morehead State ranks 245th (18.9).
- The Eagles average 15.5 assists per game, which ranks 50th in the nation. The Jaguars rank 172nd in assists allowed per game (13.3).
- Morehead State averages 37.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 81st in the NCAA. IUPUI ranks 155th in rebounds allowed per game (35.0).