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NCAAB Game Preview - Golden Panthers underdogs vs Jaguars at South Alabama

Florida International Golden PanthersSouth Alabama Jaguars
Jan 19, 8:05 PM | Mitchell Center

Florida International Golden Panthers vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

4-13TEAM RECORD10-6

The visiting Golden Panthers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Mitchell Center against the South Alabama Jaguars.

South Alabama battles the Golden Panthers, currently sitting with a 4-13 mark (7-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-8 for the Jaguars and 6-7 for the Golden Panthers.

View Florida International vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Jaguars as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jaguars at No. 68 and the Golden Panthers at No. 254 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 66-60 result in favor of the Jaguars.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Alabama's No. 220-ranked offense, averaging 66.2 PPG, against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 180 at 67.1 PPG. The Jaguars field goal percentage has averaged 41.7% so far, more than the Golden Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.

Defensively, Florida International features the nation's No. 161-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 245 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Florida International, they were an 87-81 loser as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette on the road. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Florida International suffered an 87-81 loss against Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, getting 22 points from Jeremy Allen in a losing effort at Cajundome.

Last time out for South Alabama, they were a 75-60 winner as they battled Troy on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Freddie Goldstein went off for 30 points and added 4 rebounds for good measure, leading South Alabama to a 75-60 win over Troy on Saturday at Trojan Arena.

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 3-7
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 8-2
After playing Troy are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Golden Panthers at Jaguars trends to consider:
Florida International is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida International is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
South Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida International
South Alabama is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida International
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Alabama's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Alabama's last 7 games when playing Florida International

Next up:
Florida International home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, January 21
South Alabama home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, January 21

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