SWAC Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Alabama State vs. Jackson State
Alabama State Hornets vs Jackson State Tigers Odds
Alabama State pays a visit to Jackson State on Thursday, hoping to send the Tigers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Curtis Culwell Center.
The SWAC Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Curtis Culwell Center.
The Tigers currently sports a 10-17 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Hornets are 10-21 and 0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hornets have gone 1-0 against the number.
Bettors looking to back visiting Alabama State before tip-off in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 297-rated Alabama State taking on the No. 295-rated Tigers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 62-59 win for the Tigers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Jackson State's No. 216-ranked offense, averaging 65.9 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 258 at 69.8 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 38.9% so far, less than the Hornets marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.8% per game.
Defensively, Alabama State features the nation's No. 281-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.9 points per game. Jackson State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 289 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Alabama State, they were a 74-62 winner as they battled Grambling State on the road. Shawntez Patterson scored 20 points leading the Hornets to a 74-62 victory over Grambling State at Hobdy Assembly Center on Saturday.
Last time out for Jackson State, they were a 60-57 winner as they battled Alabama A&M at home. The Tigers grabbed a 60-57 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Kelsey Howard at Williams Center.