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Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Central Michigan Chippewas Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Central Michigan ChippewasJacksonville State Gamecocks
6-4December 17, 2013, 08:45 | Pete Mathews Coliseum4-8

Pete Mathews Coliseum will host Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Central Michigan Chippewas action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Jacksonville State battles the Chippewas, currently sitting with a 6-4 mark (3-4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-5 for the Gamecocks and 4-4 for the Chippewas.

View Central Michigan Chippewas vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

The Chippewas were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Gamecocks - Chippewas odds would favor the Chippewas if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Jacksonville State is rated No. 318 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Michigan is at No. 187.

Central Michigan was an 84-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Dayton. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Central Michigan was run off the court by the Flyers on Saturday as Dayton routed them 84-58 at Dayton Arena.

Jacksonville State was a 76-46 loser in its last match on the road against Dartmouth. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Jacksonville State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Dartmouth and falling by a 76-46 score at Leede Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Jacksonville State's No. 237-ranked scoring average of 65.92 PPG, against a Chippewas defense rated No. 131 and allowing 70 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 41.92% to date this season, less than the Chippewas shooters have managed so far (43.62% per game).

A few Chippewas at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Central Michigan is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
Central Michigan is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Jacksonville State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Central Michigan home to Marygrove, Friday, January 3rd
Jacksonville State at Arkansas-Little Rock, Friday, December 20th