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IUPUI Jaguars vs Northern Kentucky Norse 2/14/2020 Picks, Preview and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
IUPUI Jaguars vs Northern Kentucky Norse 2/14/2020 – This is a Horizon League matchup with one of the best teams in the Northern Kentucky Norse going against the bottom-dwellers IUPUI Jaguars. This game will happen this Friday, February 14 in the BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, Kentucky. ESPN+ will be airing the game live at 7:00 PM Eastern Time and the online live stream will be featured in SofaScore. According to Bet Basketball Game, the Norse are the heavy favorites and will be continuing their four-game winning streak after this game with the Jaguars. Meanwhile, IUPUI is going on a five-game skid.
IUPUI Jaguars vs Northern Kentucky Norse 2/14/2020
This has been a nightmare season for the IUPUI Jaguars as they sit at the bottom of the Horizon League with a 6-20 record. They are going on the road to face one of the top teams in their own conference and so far, this team has been 3-10 on away games. They are coming off from a four-game losing streak and their last game was a heartbreaking one-point loss against the Milwaukee Panthers. Over the past ten games, the Jaguars have lost eight games and ironically their wins are on the road. The tandem of Burk and Minnet has been heavily relied on by this team but after those two players, they don’t have much talent in that roster.
Players to watch: M. Burk G (26 GP 34.5 MIN 20.7 PTS 3.6 REB 1.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 43.2 FG% 76.4 FT% 38.8 3PT%), J. Minnett G (26 GP 35 MIN 16.7 PTS 3.2 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 2.5 TO 36.3 FG% 81.6 FT% 35.9 3PT%), G. Weatherford G (26 GP 34.2 MIN 9 PTS 4.8 REB 2.8 AST 1.5 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 43.1 FG% 61.3 FT% 36.2 3PT%).
Northern Kentucky Norse
The Northern Kentucky Norse is just below the Wright State Raiders from the top spot of the Horizon League. In their last ten games, this team has only lost once and that was against the Raiders. Expect this team to lean on their one-two combo of Walton and Sharpe. Walton has been doing 16.7 points, 7.1 rebounds while Sharpe has been averaging 16 points a night. Faulkner has been terrific for this team with 13.2 points per game but the real strength of the Norse heading to this game will be their deep bench which they were riding all season long.
Players to watch: D. Walton F (15 GP 28.9 MIN 16.7 PTS 7.1 REB 2.4 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.7 TO 48.9 FG% 62.5 FT% 38.6 3PT%), T. Sharpe G (25 GP 35.2 MIN 16 PTS 2.8 REB 2.3 AST 1.8 STL 0 BLK 2.2 TO 41.4 FG% 80 FT% 34.6 3PT%), T. Faulkner G (25 GP 31.2 MIN 13.2 PTS 4.2 REB 2.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.4 TO 44.1 FG% 75.5 FT% 29.9 3PT%).
IUPUI Jaguars vs Northern Kentucky Norse Betting Predictions
IUPUI is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
Northern Kentucky Norse
Northern Kentucky is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
IUPUI Jaguars vs Northern Kentucky Norse Betting Picks
The Norse are the big favorites by Online Sports Betting to win this game over the Jaguars. Not much talent outside of Burk and Minnett for IUPUI and it will cost them in the end once those players sit down to rest.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Jaguars in this game is a huge +1132 while the Norse are at -1518 at home.
Spread: A very wide 16.5 points across the spread with the Jaguars owning the +16.5 while the Norse are at -16.5.
Total: The given total for this game is 147 points with the Jaguars going over while the Norse are under.
Score Prediction: 82-64, Norse.