Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds
The Tennessee State Tigers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Gentry Complex on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.
The Tigers sport records of 11-7 and 8-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Gamecocks have 12-5 and 6-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-3 for the Tigers and 5-2 for the Gamecocks.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Tennessee State Tigers as 4.5-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. 94-ranked Tigers and the No. 223-rated Gamecocks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-68 win for the Gamecocks on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee State's No. 175-ranked offense, averaging 68 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 55 at 60.4 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.
Defensively, Jacksonville State features the nation's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.2 points per game. Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Jacksonville State was a 61-55 winner on the road against Eastern Illinois. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Jacksonville State got 22 points from Tarvin Gaines en route to a 61-55 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday at Lantz Arena.
Tennessee State won its last outing, an 81-69 result against SE Missouri State on January 12. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. Kellen Thornton scored 28 points and added 16 rebounds for a double-double, leading Tennessee State over SE Missouri State, 81-69, on Saturday at Gentry Complex.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-10
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 4-6
After playing Eastern Illinois are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Belmont are 3-3
After playing SE Missouri State are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Gamecocks at Tigers trends to consider:
Jacksonville State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee State
Jacksonville State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tennessee State
Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 5 games when playing Jacksonville State
Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Jacksonville State
Jacksonville State home to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, January 19
Tennessee State at Belmont, Saturday, January 19