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Jacksonville State Austin Peay Betting Preview

Austin Peay GovernorsJacksonville State Gamecocks
Jan 24, 8:00 PM | Pete Mathews Coliseum

Austin Peay Governors vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds

5-15TEAM RECORD12-7

Jacksonville State will look to improve on its 12-7 record on Thursday when they host Austin Peay in NCAA basketball odds action at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

The Gamecocks bring a 12-7 record (6-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-15 Governors, who are 8-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Jacksonville State go 7-2 so far and the Governors go 7-5.

View Austin Peay vs Jacksonville State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Gamecocks in this one found them listed as 11-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Governors was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 211-rated Gamecocks and the No. 283-ranked Governors, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-64 result in favor of the Gamecocks.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Jacksonville State's No. 253-ranked scoring average of 64.2 PPG, against a Governors defense rated No. 325 and allowing 75.4 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 42.5% to date this season, less than the Governors shooters have managed so far (45.4% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Austin Peay owns the country's No. 333-rated mark, allowing 80.1 points per game on the highway. Jacksonville State, on the other hand, rates No. 205 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Austin Peay was a 77-67 loser at home against Eastern Illinois. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Austin Peay got 14 points from Travis Betran but lost anyway, 77-67, to Eastern Illinois on Saturday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Last time out for Jacksonville State, they were a 73-62 loser as they battled Eastern Kentucky at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Jacksonville State got 17 points from Tarvin Gaines but lost anyway, 73-62, to Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 6-4
After playing Eastern Illinois are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Murray State are 2-8
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Governors at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games when playing Austin Peay
Jacksonville State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Jacksonville State is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Jacksonville State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Austin Peay at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, January 26
Jacksonville State home to Murray State, Saturday, January 26