Alabama State Hornets face Jackson State Tigers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Feb 28, 8:30 PM | Williams Center

Alabama State Hornets vs Jackson State Tigers Odds

9-20TEAM RECORD8-17

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Jackson State Tigers try to run the Alabama State Hornets off the court at Williams Center in college hoops action.

The Tigers bring a 8-17 record (0-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-20 Hornets, who are 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Jackson State go 1-0 so far and the Hornets go 1-0.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers sit at No. 306 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hornets sit at No. 302 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 61-59.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Jackson State's No. 215 nationally ranked offense (66 points per game) against a Hornets defense that sits as the No. 261 at 70.1 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 38.9% from the field, less than the Hornets have managed so far this season (40.4% on average).

Defensively, Alabama State features the nation's No. 296-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.9 points per game. Jackson State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 292 nationally in scoring at home.

Alabama State was a 70-50 loser in its last match at home against Texas Southern. The Hornets were hammered by Texas Southern on Monday, losing by a 70-50 final at ASU Acadome in college basketball betting action.

Jackson State was a 73-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Tigers endured a 73-72 loss at the hands of the Golden Lions on Monday, despite a 23-point effort from Kelsey Howard at K.L. Johnson Complex.

Next up:
Alabama State at Grambling State, Saturday, March 2
Jackson State home to Alabama A&M, Saturday, March 2