College Basketball Matchup - Southern Jaguars Alabama State Hornets Odds Preview
Alabama State Hornets vs Southern Jaguars Odds
Clark Center will host Southern Jaguars vs. Alabama State Hornets action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Supporters of the Hornets have watched them go 8-17 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Jaguars are at 17-8 and 4-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Jaguars are 1-0, while the Hornets have a 1-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jaguars - Hornets odds would favor the Jaguars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern is rated No. 91 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Alabama State is at No. 318. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-56 win for the Jaguars.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern's No. 138 nationally ranked offense (68.8 points per game) against a Hornets defense that sits as the No. 286 at 71.3 PPG. The Jaguars have been averaging 44.2% from the field, more than the Hornets have managed so far this season (40.9% on average).
Defensively, Alabama State features the nation's No. 322-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.5 points per game. Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 136 nationally in scoring at home.
Alabama State won its last outing, a 69-62 result against Alabama A&M on February 9. Alabama State got 26 points and 16 rebounds from Phillip Crawford en route to a 69-62 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday at ASU Acadome.
Southern was a 78-74 winner in its last match on the road against Miss Valley State. The Jaguars grabbed a 78-74 win over the Delta Devils on Monday, behind a 19-point effort from Derick Beltran at Harrison Complex.
Alabama State at Alcorn State, Monday, February 18
Southern home to Alabama A&M, Monday, February 18