NCAA Basketball betting line favors Gamecocks over Golden Eagles
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Jacksonville State vs Tennessee Tech battle Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum as the Gamecocks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Jacksonville State battles the Golden Eagles, currently sitting with a 6-6 mark (3-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Gamecocks and 3-3 for the Golden Eagles.
Bettors looking to go with the Gamecocks in this one found them listed as 8.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Eagles was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 171 (Gamecocks) and the No. 179 (Golden Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-65 result in favor of the Gamecocks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Jacksonville State has the nation's No. 273-rated offensive output, at 63.3 PPG. The visiting Golden Eagles defense ranks No. 146 allowing on average 64.8 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Tennessee Tech owns the country's No. 193-rated mark, allowing 71.6 points per game on the highway. Jacksonville State, on the other hand, rates No. 159 in scoring at home.
Tennessee Tech lost its last outing, a 78-42 result against Oklahoma State on December 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 20.5-point underdog. The Golden Eagles were hammered by Oklahoma State on Saturday, losing by a 78-42 final at Gallagher-Iba Arena in college basketball betting action.
Last time out for Jacksonville State, they were a 59-55 loser as they battled Nebraska on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Gamecocks endured a 59-55 loss at the hands of the Cornhuskers on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Darion Rackley at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee State are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Golden Eagles at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Tennessee Tech is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Jacksonville State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Jacksonville State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech home to Tennessee State, Thursday, January 3
Jacksonville State at Tennessee-Martin, Monday, December 31