Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds
The South Alabama Jaguars will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Summit Arena in NCAA basketball action.
This is a conference playoff game in the Sun Belt Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Summit Arena).
The Jaguars bring a 17-11 record (13-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-15 Hilltoppers, who are 15-16 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Alabama go 12-10-1 so far and the Hilltoppers go 10-16-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 140 (Jaguars) and the No. 137 (Hilltoppers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-69 result in favor of the Jaguars has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature South Alabama's No. 47-rated squad against Western Kentucky's No. 92-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, South Alabama rates No. 204 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 127 nationally with 6.5 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Kentucky owns the country's No. 247-rated mark, allowing 72.5 points per game on the highway. South Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 238 in scoring at home.
Western Kentucky was a 74-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. T.J. Price scored 18 points leading the Hilltoppers to a 74-60 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at Summit Arena on Friday.
In their last action, South Alabama was a 53-49 winner on the road against Troy. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Jaguars got 13 points from Augustine Rubit as South Alabama ran past Troy 53-49 on Saturday at Trojan Arena.