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Jackson State Tigers vs Southern Jaguars Odds
The Southern Jaguars will try to cover the spread at Clark Center on Monday when they get a visit from the Jackson State Tigers in NCAA basketball action.
Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 5-14 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Jaguars are at 15-7 and 4-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Jaguars are 1-0, while the Tigers have a 1-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jaguars - Tigers odds would favor the Jaguars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern is rated No. 98 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Jackson State is at No. 331. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-56 win for the Jaguars.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern's No. 144 nationally ranked offense (68.8 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 328 at 74.9 PPG. The Jaguars have been averaging 44.5% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (38.2% on average).
Defensively, Jackson State features the nation's No. 325-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 149 nationally in scoring at home.
Jackson State was an 84-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Alcorn State. The Tigers grabbed an 84-71 win over the Braves on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Christian Williams at Whitney Complex.
Southern won its last outing, a 59-31 result against Grambling State on February 2. Southern cruised to victory on Saturday, running Grambling State out of the gym and running up a 59-31 score at Clark Center.
Jackson State home to Texas Southern, Saturday, February 9
Southern at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Saturday, February 9