Southern Jaguars take on Delta Devils in NCAA basketball test
Southern Jaguars vs Miss Valley State Delta Devils Odds
Miss Valley State will look to improve on its 4-18 record on Monday when they host Southern in NCAA basketball odds action at Harrison Complex.
The Delta Devils bring a 4-18 record (1-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-8 Jaguars, who are 4-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Miss Valley State go 0-1 so far and the Jaguars go 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Delta Devils - Jaguars odds would favor the Jaguars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Miss Valley State is rated No. 341 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern is at No. 91. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-52 win for the Jaguars.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miss Valley State's No. 314-ranked offense, averaging 60.3 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 12 at 57 PPG. The Delta Devils field goal percentage has averaged 36.7% so far, less than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.
Defensively, Southern features the nation's No. 33-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.7 points per game. Miss Valley State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 211 nationally in scoring at home.
Southern lost its last outing, a 55-52 result against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on February 9. The Jaguars got 18 points from Derick Beltran, but it was Arkansas-Pine Bluff that prevailed in a 55-52 final on Saturday at K.L. Johnson Complex.
Last time out for Miss Valley State, they were an 80-75 winner as they battled Alcorn State at home. Davon Usher went off for 30 points and added 4 rebounds for good measure, leading Miss Valley State to an 80-75 win over Alcorn State on Saturday at Harrison Complex.
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Miss Valley State at Prairie View A&M, Saturday, February 16