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Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Host the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars will hit the floor running against the away Jacksonville State Gamecocks Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks opened as -6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars sit at 5-19 (8-12 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks are currently 14-11 (11-9 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 7-12-1 OU, and Jacksonville State is 8-12 OU.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 182-rated Jacksonville State Gamecocks taking on the No. 298-rated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's No. 238-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 98 at 69.72 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 40.15% so far, less than the Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.15% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jacksonville State earned a 74-62 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Erik Durham at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville was run off the court by the Bruins on Monday as Belmont routed them 92-69 at Curb Event Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 6 games
  • Jacksonville State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Jacksonville State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's last 10 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Jacksonville State home to Belmont, Thursday, February 9th
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Southeast Missouri State, Thursday, February 9th