Southern Jaguars take on Tigers in NCAA basketball test
Southern Jaguars vs Grambling State Tigers Odds
The Grambling State Tigers hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Southern Jaguars pay a visit to Hobdy Assembly Center on the college basketball betting menu.
Grambling State battles the Jaguars, currently sitting with a 8-6 mark (3-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Tigers and 0-0 for the Jaguars.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 346 and the Jaguars sitting at No. 24. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 70-31 result in favor of the Jaguars.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Grambling State has the nation's No. 347-rated offensive output, at 49.5 PPG. The visiting Jaguars defense ranks No. 34 allowing on average 58.1 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 36.4% so far, less than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.
Defensively, Southern features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Grambling State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 345 nationally in scoring at home.
Southern was a 50-45 winner in its last match at home against Prairie View A&M. Malcolm Miller scored 11 points leading the Jaguars to a 50-45 victory over Prairie View A&M at Clark Center on Friday.
Grambling State was a 69-56 loser in its last match on the road against Alabama State. Peter Roberson scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 69-56 to Alabama State at ASU Acadome on Friday).
Southern at Jackson State, Tuesday, January 8
Grambling State home to Alcorn State, Tuesday, January 8