Belmont Jacksonville State Betting Preview
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Belmont Bruins Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Belmont Bruins try to run the Jacksonville State Gamecocks off the court at Curb Event Center in college hoops action.
Belmont battles the Gamecocks, currently sitting with a 17-10 mark (10-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-11 for the Bruins and 13-3-1 for the Gamecocks.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Belmont Bruins as 17-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 231-rated Jacksonville State taking on the No. 28-rated Bruins in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-70 win for the Bruins on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Belmont's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 77.2 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 128 at 64.4 PPG. The Bruins field goal percentage has averaged 49.4% so far, more than the Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, Jacksonville State features the nation's No. 75-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.1 points per game. Belmont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Jacksonville State, they were a 71-69 winner as they battled UNC Asheville on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Tarvin Gaines scored 18 points leading the Gamecocks to a 71-69 victory over UNC Asheville at Kimmel Arena on Saturday.
Belmont was a 73-43 winner in its last match at home against SIU Edwardsville. They covered the 24.5-point spread as favorites. The Bruins blew out SIU Edwardsville on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 73-43 win at Curb Event Center.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Gamecocks at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Belmont is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Belmont's last 5 games