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NCAA hoops odds preview - South Alabama vs. Louisiana-Monroe

South Alabama JaguarsLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
9-18February 27, 2014, 08:00 | Fant-Ewing Coliseum8-14

The South Alabama Jaguars will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Warhawks in Louisiana-Monroe at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Jaguars will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 8-16 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Warhawks are 10-9-1 ATS. South Alabama is 10-14 against the total, while Louisiana-Monroe is 7-11-2 versus the number.

View South Alabama Jaguars vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Warhawks in this one found them listed as -2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Jaguars was expected to move the line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 214-rated South Alabama taking on the No. 286-rated Warhawks in this contest.

In their last action, South Alabama was an 86-78 winner at home against Troy. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. South Alabama got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Augustine Rubit en route to an 86-78 victory over Troy on Saturday at Mitchell Center.

Last time out for Louisiana-Monroe, they were a 72-63 loser as they battled Western Kentucky on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. The Warhawks got 19 points from Tylor Ongwae, but it was Western Kentucky that prevailed in a 72-63 final on Saturday at EA Diddle Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Louisiana-Monroe's No. 231-ranked scoring average of 65.09 PPG, against a Jaguars defense rated No. 126 and allowing 69.74 PPG. The Warhawks FG% has averaged 42.83% to date this season, more than the Jaguars shooters have managed so far (40.78% per game).

A few Jaguars at Warhawks trends to consider:
South Alabama is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games
South Alabama is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Alabama's last 6 games
South Alabama is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games at home

Next up:
South Alabama at Louisiana-Lafayette, Sunday, March 2nd
Louisiana-Monroe at Troy, Saturday, March 1st