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Denver favored by 4 against South Alabama on Saturday

Denver PioneersSouth Alabama Jaguars
Jan 7, 4:30 PM | Mitchell Center

Denver Pioneers vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds


The Jaguars will try to cover the spread at Mitchell Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Denver Pioneers in college basketball action.

This season, the Jaguars are 8-5 overall and 4-5 ATS ATS, while the Pioneers are 12-3 and 8-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Alabama boasts a 3-6 on the OU, and Denver is 9-4.

View Denver vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, South Alabama sat as 4-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jaguars rated this week at No. 86 and the Pioneers sitting at No. 209. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 71-66 result in favor of the Pioneers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pioneers rank No. 344 in NCAA Division 1 with 25.6 per game. That compares with South Alabama’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Alabama is college basketball's No. 320-ranked team at 4.4 per game, while the Pioneers rate No. 30 with 8.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Denver owns the country's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 61.4 points per game on the highway. South Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 196 in scoring at home.

Denver won its last outing, a 53-50 result against Arkansas State on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Chase Hallam scored 15 points leading the Pioneers to a 53-50 victory over Arkansas State at ASU Convocation Center on Thursday.

South Alabama was a 78-73 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Texas. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as favorites. South Alabama got 21 points from Freddie Goldstein but lost anyway, 78-73, to North Texas on Thursday at Mitchell Center.

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado State are 5-5
After playing Arkansas State are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 7-3
After playing North Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pioneers at Jaguars trends to consider:
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Denver is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Denver is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
Denver is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Alabama's last 5 games when playing Denver
South Alabama is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Denver
South Alabama is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Denver
South Alabama is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Denver at Colorado State, Wednesday, January 11
South Alabama at Louisiana-Lafayette, Thursday, January 12