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Denver Pioneers host South Alabama Jaguars in college basketball action

South Alabama JaguarsDenver Pioneers
March 4, 9:45 PM | Hot Springs Convention Center

South Alabama Jaguars vs Denver Pioneers Odds

17-11TEAM RECORD21-8

South Alabama pays a visit to Denver on Sunday, hoping to send the Pioneers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Hot Springs Convention Center.

This game is part of the Sun Belt Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Hot Springs Convention Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Pioneers sport records of 21-8 and 16-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Jaguars have 17-11 and 11-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-8-2 for the Pioneers and 11-13 for the Jaguars.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 141-rated South Alabama taking on the No. 186-rated Pioneers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-66 win for the Pioneers on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 165 nationally ranked offense (68.6 points per game) against a Jaguars defense that sits as the No. 191 at 67.4 PPG. The Pioneers have been averaging 49% from the field, more than the Jaguars have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, South Alabama features the nation's No. 247-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

South Alabama won its last outing, an 87-81 result against Troy on March 3. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. The Jaguars got a terrific 25-point effort from Freddie Goldstein as South Alabama defeated Troy 87-81 on Saturday at Summit Arena.

Denver was a 64-52 winner in its last match at home against North Texas. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Chris Udofia scored 15 points leading the Pioneers to a 64-52 victory over North Texas at Magness Arena on Sunday.