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Jacksonville State Gamecocks host Tennessee State Tigers in college basketball action

Tennessee State TigersJacksonville State Gamecocks
2-17January 16, 2014, 08:00 | Pete Mathews Coliseum8-12

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks will hit the floor running against the visiting Tennessee State Tigers Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Jacksonville State will face the 2-17 Tigers, who own a 8-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 3-10-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 8-4-1 favoring the OVER.

View Tennessee State Tigers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Jacksonville State in this one found them as -5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gamecocks at No. 277 and the Tigers at No. 280 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Tennessee State, they were a 100-81 loser as they battled Tennessee-Martin on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Patrick Miller scored 29 points for Tennessee State on Monday, but the Skyhawks managed a 100-81 victory over the Tigers at Skyhawk Arena.

Jacksonville State lost its last outing, a 56-48 result against Eastern Illinois on January 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Teraes Clemmons scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 56-48 to Eastern Illinois at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 200 in NCAA Division 1 with 34 per game. That compares with Jacksonville State’s No. 237 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Jacksonville State is college basketball's No. 143-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 234 with 4.63 per game.

Next up:
Tennessee State home to Belmont, Saturday, January 18th
Jacksonville State at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, January 18th