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SIU Edwardsville Cougars host Jacksonville State Gamecocks in college basketball action

Jacksonville State GamecocksSIU Edwardsville Cougars
Dec 31, 4:30 PM | Vadalabene Center

Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Vadalabene Center Saturday as host SIU Edwardsville looks to handle the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in NCAAB action.

The Cougars are 3-7 so far on the season, and 2-4 ATS vs. the number. The Gamecocks, meanwhile, are 5-9 and 5-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen SIU Edwardsville go 3-3 and the Gamecocks go 4-4 on the totals.

View Jacksonville State vs SIU Edwardsville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Cougars as 4-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 325-ranked Cougars and the No. 112-rated Gamecocks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-59 win for the Gamecocks on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature SIU Edwardsville's No. 283-rated squad against Jacksonville State's No. 168-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, SIU Edwardsville rates No. 98 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 321 nationally with 4.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Jacksonville State owns the country's No. 49-rated mark, allowing 63 points per game on the highway. SIU Edwardsville, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.

Jacksonville State was a 79-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Colorado State. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as underdogs. Jacksonville State was run off the court by the Rams on Thursday as Colorado State routed them 79-56 at Haskins Center.

SIU Edwardsville was an 83-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 11.5–point spread as underdogs. The Cougars got 20 points from Jerome Jones as SIU Edwardsville ran past Tennessee Tech 83-68 on Thursday at Vadalabene Center.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-3
Before playing SE Missouri State are 0-10
After a loss are 3-7

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-1
After playing Tennessee Tech are 1-1
After a win are 1-9

A few Gamecocks at Cougars trends to consider:
Jacksonville State is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
SIU Edwardsville is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Jacksonville State at SE Missouri State, Monday, January 2
SIU Edwardsville home to Eastern Illinois, Wednesday, January 4

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