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NCAA hoops odds preview - Jacksonville State vs. USC Upstate

Jacksonville State GamecocksUSC Upstate Spartans
Dec 1, 7:00 PM | G. B. Hodge Center

Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds


USC Upstate looks to cover the Spartans-Gamecocks pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 5-2 mark when they host Jacksonville State in college basketball action.

The Spartans currently sports a 5-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Gamecocks are 2-5 and 3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Gamecocks have gone 2-2 against the number.

View Jacksonville State vs USC Upstate Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spartans - Gamecocks odds would favor the Gamecocks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. USC Upstate is rated No. 101 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Jacksonville State is at No. 58. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-68 win for the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits USC Upstate's No. 57-ranked offense, averaging 77.4 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 172 at 66.6 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 48.6% so far, more than the Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, Jacksonville State features the nation's No. 110-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. USC Upstate, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.

Jacksonville State lost its last outing, a 71-68 result against San Francisco State on November 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point favorite. Nefi Perdomo scored 24 points leading the Gators to a 71-68 victory over Jacksonville State at McKeon Pavilion on Monday.

USC Upstate was an 88-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Victory. The battle between the Spartans and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Victory was handed an 88-54 defeat on Sunday at G. B. Hodge Center.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Gamecocks at Spartans trends to consider:
Jacksonville State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Next up:
Jacksonville State at Southern, Saturday, December 10
USC Upstate at UNC Asheville, Sunday, December 4