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Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Governors College Hoops Game Preview

Jacksonville State GamecocksAustin Peay Governors
9-13January 23, 2014, 08:00 | Winfield Dunn Center8-11

Winfield Dunn Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Austin Peay Governors and the visiting Jacksonville State Gamecocks in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Governors currently sports a 8-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-6 ATS. The Gamecocks are 9-13 and 7-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Governors produce a 4-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Gamecocks have gone 3-12-1 against the number.

View Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Austin Peay Governors Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Governors sit at No. 269 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gamecocks sit at No. 158 on the same chart.

Jacksonville State lost its last outing, a 60-56 result against Eastern Kentucky on January 18. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. The Gamecocks got 16 points from Brian Williams, but it was Eastern Kentucky that prevailed in a 60-56 final on Saturday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

In their last action, Austin Peay was a 67-64 loser on the road against Eastern Illinois. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Austin Peay suffered a 67-64 loss against Eastern Illinois on Saturday, getting 15 points from Will Triggs in a losing effort at Lantz Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Austin Peay's No. 88 nationally ranked offense (75.11 points per game) against a Gamecocks defense that sits as the No. 124 at 69.09 PPG. The Governors have been averaging 48.29% from the field, more than the Gamecocks have managed so far this season (43.15% on average).

Next up:
Jacksonville State at Murray State, Saturday, January 25th
Austin Peay at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, January 25th