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South Alabama Jaguars vs Warhawks College Hoops Game Preview

South Alabama JaguarsLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Jan 3, 8:30 PM | Fant-Ewing Coliseum

South Alabama Jaguars vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds

6-6TEAM RECORD2-7

Louisiana-Monroe looks to cover the Warhawks-Jaguars pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 2-7 mark when they host South Alabama in college basketball wagering action.

The Jaguars will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 5-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Warhawks are 4-3 ATS. South Alabama is 4-2-1 on the totals; Louisiana-Monroe is 3-2.

View South Alabama vs Louisiana-Monroe Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Warhawks were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Warhawks rated this week at No. 337 and the Jaguars sitting at No. 248. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 68-52 result in favor of the Jaguars.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaguars is ranked No. 92 in NCAA hoops at 37.6 per game. Contrast that with Louisiana-Monroe’s No. 316 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisiana-Monroe is the No. 205-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while South Alabama rates No. 108 at 6.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Alabama owns the country's No. 249-rated mark, allowing 74.4 points per game on the highway. Louisiana-Monroe, on the other hand, rates No. 338 in scoring at home.

South Alabama was a 63-54 loser in its last match at home against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Augustine Rubit scored 20 points and chipped in with 17 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 63-54 against Arkansas State in college basketball action at Mitchell Center.

Louisiana-Monroe was a 65-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Monroe got 26 points and 10 rebounds from Jayon James en route to a 65-64 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 7-3
After playing Arkansas State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing North Texas are 3-7
After playing Florida Atlantic are 6-0
After a win are 0-10

A few Jaguars at Warhawks trends to consider:
South Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing South Alabama
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against South Alabama
Louisiana-Monroe is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-21 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
South Alabama home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, January 5
Louisiana-Monroe at North Texas, Saturday, January 5