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Jacksonville State Gamecocks Favored by -2.5 Point Spread Against the Austin Peay Governors on Thursday

Austin Peay Governors

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Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Thursday, January 08, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Pete Mathews Coliseum

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Austin Peay Governors vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks battle Thursday at Pete Mathews Coliseum as the Gamecocks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Austin Peay Governors vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Jacksonville State Gamecocks betting line as -2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Austin Peay Governors vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks bring a 7-9 record (3-5-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-9 Governors, who are 3-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Jacksonville State go 1-2 so far and the Austin Peay Governors go 2-0.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 310-rated Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the No. 305-ranked Austin Peay Governors, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Austin Peay Governors vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Jacksonville State's No. 213-ranked scoring average of 63.75 PPG, against a Austin Peay Governors defense rated No. 231 and allowing 71.36 PPG. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks FG% has averaged 37.43% to date this season, less than the Austin Peay Governors shooters have managed so far (41.19% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Governors were hammered by Mississippi on Saturday, losing by a 92-63 final at Tad Smith Coliseum in college basketball betting action.

Avery Moore scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 59-50 to Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena on Saturday).

Austin Peay Governors vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Betting Odds Trends

Austin Peay is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
Austin Peay is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Austin Peay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Jacksonville State
Austin Peay is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing Jacksonville State
Jacksonville State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Jacksonville State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Jacksonville State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Austin Peay
Jacksonville State is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games when playing Austin Peay

Next Betting Matchups

Austin Peay at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, January 10th
Jacksonville State at Murray State, Sunday, January 11th

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