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South Alabama Jaguars face Florida International Golden Panthers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

South Alabama JaguarsFlorida International Golden Panthers
Dec 1, 7:30 PM | U.S. Century Bank Arena

South Alabama Jaguars vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds

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The Florida International Golden Panthers will try to cover the spread at U.S. Century Bank Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the South Alabama Jaguars in NCAA basketball action.

The Golden Panthers sit at 2-2 (1-0-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Jaguars are currently 3-3 (3-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Florida International is 0-1 OU, and South Alabama is 2-0 OU.

View South Alabama vs Florida International Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Florida International in this one found them as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 295-ranked Golden Panthers and the No. 213-rated Jaguars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-74 win for the Jaguars on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaguars is ranked No. 107 in NCAA hoops at 37.5 per game. Contrast that with Florida International’s No. 320 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida International is the No. 88-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while South Alabama rates No. 142 at 6.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Alabama owns the country's No. 191-rated mark, allowing 70.7 points per game on the highway. Florida International, on the other hand, rates No. 216 in scoring at home.

South Alabama won its last outing, a 77-66 result against Florida Atlantic on November 29. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. South Alabama got 23 points from Xavier Roberson en route to a 77-66 victory over Florida Atlantic on Thursday at FAU Arena.

Florida International was an 80-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Tymell Murphy scored 22 points leading the Golden Panthers to an 80-61 victory over Arkansas State at U.S. Century Bank Arena on Thursday.

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing New Mexico State are 4-6
After playing Florida Atlantic are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Stetson are 4-2
After playing Arkansas State are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Jaguars at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Alabama's last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
South Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games when playing at home against South Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 6 games when playing South Alabama
Florida International is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing South Alabama
Florida International is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
South Alabama home to New Mexico State, Tuesday, December 4
Florida International at Stetson, Sunday, December 9