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Jacksonville State favored by 5 against Tennessee State on Saturday

Tennessee State TigersJacksonville State Gamecocks
Jan 5, 5:30 PM | Pete Mathews Coliseum

Tennessee State Tigers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds

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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks will hit the floor running against the visiting Tennessee State Tigers Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 8-7 and 5-6 ATS on the year, while the Gamecocks are at 10-4 and 4-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 3-1, while the Tigers have a 3-2 mark.

View Tennessee State vs Jacksonville State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Gamecocks as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 185-ranked Gamecocks and the No. 113-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-65 win for the Gamecocks on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Jacksonville State has the nation's No. 246-rated offensive output, at 64.6 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 175 allowing on average 66.1 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Jacksonville State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 156 nationally in scoring at home.

Tennessee State was a 72-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 72-66 win over the Golden Eagles on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Patrick Miller at Eblen Center.

Jacksonville State was a 73-62 loser in its last match at home against Belmont. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Brian Williams scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 73-62 to Belmont at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Thursday).

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 3-7
After playing Tennessee Tech are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-1
After playing Belmont are 4-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Tigers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Tennessee State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Tennessee State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Tennessee State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games when playing at home against Tennessee State
Jacksonville State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Jacksonville State's last 7 games when playing Tennessee State
Jacksonville State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tennessee State

Next up:
Tennessee State home to Tennessee-Martin, Thursday, January 10
Jacksonville State at SIU Edwardsville, Thursday, January 10