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College basketball point spread favors Big Green in battle with Gamecocks

Jacksonville State GamecocksDartmouth Big Green
4-7December 14, 2013, 04:00 | Leede Arena3-4

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Dartmouth vs Jacksonville State battle Saturday at Leede Arena as the Big Green look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Gamecocks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Big Green are 1-2 ATS. Jacksonville State is 1-4 on the totals; Dartmouth is 2-0-1.

View Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Dartmouth Big Green Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 243-ranked Big Green and the No. 293-rated Gamecocks in this matchup.

Jacksonville State won its last outing, a 63-52 result against Alcorn State on December 11. Undra Mitchem scored 13 points leading the Gamecocks to a 63-52 victory over Alcorn State at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Wednesday.

Dartmouth lost its last outing, a 72-65 result against Illinois on December 10. They covered in that game as a 16-point underdog. Connor Boehm scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Big Green to a win (they lost 72-65 to Illinois at State Farm Center on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Dartmouth's No. 159-rated squad against Jacksonville State's No. 212-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Dartmouth rates No. 90 in the country with 6.86 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 152 nationally with 5.82 per match.

A few Gamecocks at Big Green trends to consider:
Jacksonville State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Jacksonville State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Jacksonville State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Dartmouth is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Dartmouth is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Jacksonville State home to Central Michigan, Tuesday, December 17th
Dartmouth at New Hampshire, Wednesday, December 18th