Florida International Golden Panthers face South Alabama Jaguars: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Florida International Golden Panthers vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds
The Florida International Golden Panthers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Jaguars in South Alabama at Mitchell Center on Sunday in college basketball action.
This season, the Jaguars are 10-8 overall and 9-7 ATS ATS, while the Golden Panthers are 11-8 and 6-5-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Alabama boasts a 6-6-1 on the OU, and Florida International is 4-7.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the South Alabama Jaguars as 7-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 185-ranked Jaguars and the No. 235-rated Golden Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-69 win for the Jaguars on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Panthers is ranked No. 215 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with South Alabama’s No. 55 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Alabama is the No. 140-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Florida International rates No. 86 at 7.1 per game.
Defensively, Florida International features the nation's No. 259-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 269 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Florida International was an 80-75 winner on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Jerome Frink scored 20 points leading the Golden Panthers to an 80-75 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette at Cajundome on Thursday.
Last time out for South Alabama, they were a 65-57 winner as they battled Western Kentucky at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Jaguars got 19 points from Augustine Rubit as South Alabama ran past Western Kentucky 65-57 on Thursday at Mitchell Center.
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 2-8
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Arkansas State are 5-5
After playing Western Kentucky are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Golden Panthers at Jaguars trends to consider:
Florida International is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
South Alabama is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Florida International
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Alabama's last 5 games
South Alabama is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Florida International
South Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Florida International home to Middle Tennessee, Thursday, January 31
South Alabama at Arkansas State, Thursday, January 31