Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Jaguars versus the Penguins? Tip off is at at 1:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Beeghly Center in Youngstown, OH. The odds for this Horizon League conference game currently have the Penguins as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147.5 points.

IUPUI JAGUARS VS YOUNGSTOWN STATE PENGUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: IUPUI Jaguars +18.5

This game will be played at Beeghly Center at 1:30 ET on Sunday, January 7th.

WHY BET THE IUPUI JAGUARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Penguins.
  • Even though we have Youngstown State winning straight-up, we like IUPUI at +18.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can IUPUI Lock in a Road Win?

Heading into today's matchup, IUPUI is the clear underdog with a point spread of +18.5. So far this season, the Jaguars have gone 5-11 and have lost their last two games. In their last game, they faced off against Robert Morris and were blown out by a score of 92-48.

On the road this season, IUPUI is just 1-6 and has an average scoring margin of -24.0 points per game. Over their last ten road games, the Jaguars have gone just 1-9.

As the underdog, IUPUI has gone 3-9 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is currently 3-10. On the road, the Jaguars have an ATS record of 1-6. Their last three road games vs. the spread have been losses.

The average over/under line in IUPUI games this season is 142.6 and their over/under record is 6-6-1. So far, they have had 11 games with a lower over/under line than today's line of 147.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

The IUPUI offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 48 points versus Robert Morris. During the game, they attempted 15 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 32%. In terms of offense, the Jaguars have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 271st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 417th in percentage and 377th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the IUPUI defense is giving up an average of 77.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, IUPUI's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.2% this season.

Will Youngstown State Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Youngstown State comes into today's game with an overall record of 10-5 and are favored by 18.5 points over IUPUI. So far this season, the Penguins are a perfect 3-0 at home and have an average scoring margin of +14.0 points per game at home.

Over their last ten games at home, Youngstown State is 8-2 and have won their last three games at home. In their last game, the Penguins lost to Northern Kentucky by a score of 79-76. So far this season, Youngstown State has been favored in five games and have gone a perfect 5-0 in those games.

Youngstown State has an ATS record of 5-5 this season and they are 2-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Penguins have gone 4-6 ATS and they are 3-2 ATS as the favorite this season.

Today's over/under line of 147.5 is just below the average over/under line in Youngstown State's games this season (147.6). So far, their over/under record is 4-5-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points and their over/under record is 1-0-1 during that stretch.

Against Northern Kentucky, the Youngstown State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 81.1 points per game. They scored 76 points and posted a field goal percentage of 48.1% in the game. Brandon Rush is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.5 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, DJ Burns brings a PPG average of 11.4 into the game.

Coming into today's game, the Youngstown State defense is giving up an average of 70.0 points per contest. Youngstown State's three-point defense is currently 84th in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.2% of their shots vs. Youngstown State.