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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks visit South Alabama Jaguars in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksSouth Alabama Jaguars
Jan 17, 8:05 PM | Mitchell Center

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

3-10TEAM RECORD8-8

The South Alabama Jaguars host Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday, looking to build on their 8-8 mark against the 3-10 Warhawks in college hoops action at Mitchell Center.

South Alabama battles the Warhawks, currently sitting with a 3-10 mark (7-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-4-1 for the Jaguars and 6-3 for the Warhawks.

View Louisiana-Monroe vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Jaguars in this one found them listed as 13-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Warhawks was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jaguars at No. 197 and the Warhawks at No. 324 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 68-57 result in favor of the Jaguars.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Alabama's No. 104 nationally ranked offense (70.6 points per game) against a Warhawks defense that sits as the No. 252 at 69.8 PPG. The Jaguars have been averaging 41.1% from the field, less than the Warhawks have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

Defensively, Louisiana-Monroe features the nation's No. 224-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 289 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana-Monroe was a 66-57 loser in their most recent outing at home against Middle Tennessee. They covered the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Warhawks endured a 66-57 loss at the hands of the Blue Raiders on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Amos Olatayo at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Last time out for South Alabama, they were a 66-56 loser as they battled North Texas on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Jaguars got 12 points from Freddie Goldstein, but it was North Texas that prevailed in a 66-56 final on Saturday at The Super Pit.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Arkansas State are 1-9
After playing Middle Tennessee are 4-3
After a loss are 4-6

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Western Kentucky are 7-3
After playing North Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Warhawks at Jaguars trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
South Alabama is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Alabama's last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
South Alabama is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
South Alabama is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State, Saturday, January 19
South Alabama home to Western Kentucky, Thursday, January 24