USC Upstate Spartans vs Jacksonville Dolphins Odds
Jacksonville looks to cover the Dolphins-Spartans pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 13-14 mark when they host USC Upstate in college basketball wagering action.
The Dolphins currently sports a 13-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-1 ATS. The Spartans are 14-14 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Dolphins produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dolphins rated this week at No. 273 and the Spartans sitting at No. 123. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-66 result in favor of the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Jacksonville's No. 131-rated squad against USC Upstate's No. 106-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Jacksonville rates No. 248 in the country with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 149 nationally with 6.3 per match.
Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 192-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. Jacksonville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 148 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, USC Upstate was a 79-67 winner at home against Kennesaw State. Kennesaw State was victimized for 24 points and 12 rebounds by Torrey Craig as the Spartans bested the Owls 79-67 in college basketball action on Saturday.
Jacksonville was a 70-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Florida. Jarvis Haywood scored 19 points leading the Dolphins to a 70-68 victory over North Florida at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday.
USC Upstate at North Florida, Saturday, February 23
Jacksonville home to East Tennessee State, Saturday, February 23