IUPUI Jaguars (1-1) vs Boston College (2-0)Date : 11/14/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Conte Arena, Chestnut Hill, Massachussetts
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
IUPUI Jaguars vs Boston College
The Indiana Purdue University Jaguars will travel to Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, to battle the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday night at 7 pm EST. The Jaguars won their first game of the year on November 10th as they picked up a 71-65 home win over the Eastern Illinois Panthers. In a close game to where both teams shot well under 40%, free throws allowed the Panthers to stay in the game as they shot 81% from the line while the Matadors shot only 69% on the night. Nonetheless, the Jaguars were able to control the pace of the game throughout while picking up a much-needed win.
The Eagles picked up a 74-69 home win on Sunday over the St. Francis (NY) Terriers as the road team certainly played well enough to win the game, however, the Eagles got to the free throw line 36 times in which to make 25 for the game. St. Francis, on the other hand, made 13 of 21 free throws in the loss. This will be the first meeting amongst these two teams.
IUPUI Jaguars's Latest Performance :
The Jaguars shot 39% from the field versus Eastern Illinois while the Panthers held them to 28% shooting from three-point range. And while Eastern played well enough to win the contest, the Jaguars picked up some extra buckets throughout the game in which to pull out a slim victory in the end. Camron Justice led the team with 21 points and five rebounds while Grant Weatherford chipped in 14 points in the victory in going five for five for the night. Eastern Illinois had five players in double digits with Rade Kukobat leading the way with 18 points in the loss as the Panthers shot 36% from the field.
IUPUI will be looking to make some headway versus a Boston College defense that is ranked in the top 60 in points allowed along with field goal percentage allowed (34.5%). In other words, their struggling offense must be able to take advantage of scoring opportunities throughout the game versus the Eagles on Wednesday night, something that they have not been able to do consistently thus far.
Boston College 's Latest Performance :
Boston College moved to 2-0 on the seasons by picking up a slim, five-point win over the St. Francis (NY) Terriers in their last outing as the visitors shot well early as they were able to tie the Eagles at the half. However, Boston College preceded to grind out a win in the second half thanks to 26 points for Ky Bowman with 26 points for the game along with five assists. Jordan Chatman also had 18 for the Eagles as they shot 44% from the floor as a team while suffering from three-point range in going five for twenty. Boston College has certainly not been known for outscoring their opponents thus far though yet they picked up a 20 point opening night win over the Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers.
Nonetheless, the Eagles are putting up 73 points per game while their defense allows opponents to shoot 35% from the floor in 2018 while giving up 61 points per. With that being said, look for them to apply the same philosophy in this matchup versus the IUPUI Jaguars on Wednesday night as the Jaguars have struggled offensively this season as well.
How IUPUI Jaguars & Boston College Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
IUPUI is 1-0-1 ATS while eth OU is 1-1
Boston College is 1-1 ATS while the OU 0-2
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Eagles will be look into to continue their hot streak of play as they get a struggling Jaguars team at home. As stated, IUPUI is averaging 70 points per game while shooting 37% from the field thus far in the season. On the other hand, the Eagles will be look into to continue their stellar defensive play in this matchup while also allowing their offense to flow smoother in facing a Jaguars squad that allows opponents to shoot 42% per outing. In all, look for this to be a game where the Eagles will certainly control the pace, however, the Jaguars will certainly compete early on to pick up a much-needed win.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Boston College Eagles
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Eagles in this contest simply because of their defensive prowess that they have illustrated early in the season. In all, look for them to really affect the play of a struggling offensive attack in IUPUI in this Wednesday night contest. Also, look for the Eagles to get the scoring going in this matchup as the Jaguars continue to struggle on the defensive end. Take the Eagles as the strong play in this matchup as they are simply the better team at this moment.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
Again, with the way in which to Boston College Eagles have played defensive lately along with the way in which they tend to struggle on offense, at times, one can expect the total to not surpass its set limit for this matchup. However, combine this with the fact that the Eagles will be up against a consistently struggling offensive team in the Jaguars, one can be even more convinced that the under will indeed be the play in this matchup. In all, expect a low scoring, defensive minded matchup to where the home team will certainly have the upper hand throughout.
Betting trends for IUPUI Jaguars:
- The Over is 3-0 in Jaguars last three road games
- The Under is 5-1 in Jaguars last six games
Betting trends for Boston College :
- The Eagles are 2-1 ATs in their last three games
- The Under is 3-0 in Eagles last three games