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NCAAB Game Preview - Gamecocks underdogs vs Tigers at Jacksonville State

Tennessee State TigersJacksonville State Gamecocks
Jan 7, 5:30 PM | Pete Mathews Coliseum

Tennessee State Tigers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds

8-8TEAM RECORD5-12

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks host Tennessee State on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-12 mark against the 8-8 Tigers in college hoops action at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

The Gamecocks are 5-12 so far on the season, and 5-6 ATS vs. the number. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 8-8 and 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Jacksonville State go 6-5 and the Tigers go 7-4 on the totals.

View Tennessee State vs Jacksonville State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Gamecocks in this one, they're listed as 3-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gamecocks, most recently No. 137 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 270 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-64 victory for the Tigers.

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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. 296-rated offensive output, at 61.9 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 241 allowing on average 69.9 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 39.9% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 213-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.9 points per game. Jacksonville State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 189 nationally in scoring at home.

Tennessee State lost its last outing, a 92-86 result against Tennessee Tech on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. Patrick Miller scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 92-86 to Tennessee Tech at Eblen Center on Thursday).

In their last action, Jacksonville State was a 63-55 loser at home against Morehead State. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites. Stephen Hall scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 63-55 to Morehead State at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Thursday).

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Morehead State are 6-4
After playing Tennessee Tech are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Murray State are 2-8
After playing Morehead State are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Tennessee State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Tennessee State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Tennessee State is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games when playing Tennessee State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games when playing at home against Tennessee State

Next up:
Tennessee State home to Morehead State, Wednesday, January 11
Jacksonville State at Murray State, Thursday, January 12

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