Youngstown State Penguins at IUPUI Jaguars ATS Prediction 01/12/19

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The Youngstown State Penguins (5-13, 1-4 Hor) will be at Indiana Farmers Coliseum to clash against the IUPUI Jaguars (10-7, 2-2 Hor) in a Hor matchup. The game can be seen on ESPN 3 at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Youngstown State Penguins vs. IUPUI Jaguars Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Jaguars beat the Cleveland State Vikings, 90-74, while the Penguins lost to the UIC Flames, 78-63.

The Jaguars, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.6, had a fantastic mark of 53.6 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.638 (above their season average of 0.512). Youngstown State, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (13-18; 72.2 percent). Elyjah Goss fueled IUPUI with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jelani Simmons had a good game for Youngstown State, putting up 18 points and five rebounds.

The Penguins dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last game, Youngstown State won 84-80. Youngstown State had a better turnover percentage (14.3 vs. 18.0). IUPUI, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (44.1 vs. 24.1). This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

The physical IUPUI offense looks poised to dominate from the free throw line. The Jaguars currently rank 54th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.278, while Youngstown State ranks 207th in FTA rate allowed (0.238).

Youngstown State Penguins vs. IUPUI Jaguars Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Youngstown State ranks 15th in three pointers attempted per game (28.7) while IUPUI ranks 207th (20.4).
  • The Penguins average 6.9 steals per game, which ranks 87th in the country. The Jaguars rank 115th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
  • Youngstown State blocks 3.4 opponent shots per game, which ranks 100th in the nation. IUPUI ranks 128th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
  • The Jaguars rank 81st in rebounds per game (37.7) while the Penguins rank 162nd in rebounds allowed per game (35.9).
  • IUPUI ranks 92nd in assists per game (14.5) while Youngstown State ranks 154th in assists allowed per game (13.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Penguins’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.0, down from 4.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Jaguars have scored an average of 73.4 points per game (4.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.2 points per game (2.1 above their season average).