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Central Michigan favored by -6.5 against Jacksonville State on Saturday

Jacksonville State GamecocksCentral Michigan Chippewas
3-5November 30, 2013, 07:00 | McGuirk Arena4-3

The Central Michigan Chippewas will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at McGuirk Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Gamecocks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Chippewas are 2-2-1 ATS. Jacksonville State is 1-2 on the totals; Central Michigan is 4-1.

View Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds and Stats.

Central Michigan opened as -6.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chippewas rated this week at No. 109 and the Gamecocks sitting at No. 294.

Jacksonville State won its last outing, a 78-66 result against Fort Valley State on November 27. Brian Williams went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Jacksonville State over Fort Valley State, 78-66, on Wednesday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Last time out for Central Michigan, they were a 68-64 winner as they battled Texas A&M C.C. on the road. Central Michigan got 15 points from Blake Hibbitts en route to a 68-64 victory over Texas A&M C.C. on Tuesday at American Bank Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gamecocks rank No. 159 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.63 per game. That compares with Central Michigan’s No. 216 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Central Michigan is college basketball's No. 49-ranked team at 7.86 per game, while the Gamecocks rate No. 150 with 5.75 per game.

A few Gamecocks at Chippewas trends to consider:
Jacksonville State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Jacksonville State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Central Michigan is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
Central Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Jacksonville State at Florida State, Sunday, December 8th
Central Michigan at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, December 7th