Jacksonville Dolphins take on Spartans in NCAA basketball test
Jacksonville Dolphins vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between USC Upstate and Jacksonville on Saturday, with the host Spartans trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Spartans bring a 10-10 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-10 Dolphins, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed USC Upstate go 0-0 so far and the Dolphins go 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 120-rated Spartans and the No. 289-ranked Dolphins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-66 result in favor of the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dolphins is ranked No. 174 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with USC Upstate’s No. 122 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, USC Upstate is the No. 118-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Jacksonville rates No. 254 at 5.3 per game.
Defensively, Jacksonville features the nation's No. 289-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.7 points per game. USC Upstate, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.
Jacksonville won its last outing, an 83-80 result against East Tennessee State on January 24. Jacksonville earned an 83-80 victory over East Tennessee State on Thursday, getting 23 points from Keith McDougald at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
USC Upstate won its last outing, a 63-57 result against North Florida on January 24. The Spartans grabbed a 63-57 win over the Ospreys on Thursday, behind a 14-point effort from Ricardo Glenn at G. B. Hodge Center.
Jacksonville home to Stetson, Thursday, January 31
USC Upstate home to East Tennessee State, Monday, January 28