Western Illinois Leathernecks at IUPUI Jaguars Free Prediction


The IUPUI Jaguars (7-3) will be at home in Indiana Farmers Coliseum when they clash against the Western Illinois Leathernecks (4-6). Action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs. IUPUI Jaguars Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last outing. The Jaguars fell to the Xavier Musketeers, 82-69, while the Leathernecks were defeated by the Creighton Bluejays, 78-67.

Western Illinois had a better turnover percentage (13.1 vs. 14.3) while IUPUI did a great job of getting and making free throws (20-26; 76.9 percent). IUPUI was lifted by Jaylen Minnett, who finished with 21 points. Meanwhile, Kobe Webster had a good outing for Western Illinois, recording 24 points and 10 rebounds.

The Leathernecks won the only game between these two teams last season, 90-77. Western Illinois did a great job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (22-26; 84.6 percent). IUPUI, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (11.0 vs. 22.2). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Webster has taken his game to another level as of late for Western Illinois, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

IUPUI might struggle to find the bottom of the net as they battle against one of the country’s best defenses. Western Illinois currently ranks 72nd in defensive efficiency while the Jaguars rank 249th in offensive efficiency.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs. IUPUI Jaguars Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Iupui, ATS Winner – Western Illinois, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Western Illinois ranks 42nd in rebounds per game (39.4) while IUPUI ranks 189th (37.9).
  • The Jaguars average 6.4 steals per game, which ranks 92nd in the country. The Leathernecks rank 150th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
  • IUPUI ranks 208th in three pointers attempted per game (21.3) while Western Illinois ranks 221st in three pointers allowed per game (24.8).
  • The Leathernecks average 5.1 blocks per game, which ranks 17th in the NCAA. The Jaguars rank 158th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
  • IUPUI ranks 152nd in assists per game (14.6) while Western Illinois ranks 231st (11.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Leathernecks have scored an average of 80.4 points per game (6.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.0 points per game (1.4 above their season average).
  • The Jaguars\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.4, down from 9.3 for the season.