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NCAAB Game Preview - Blue Hose underdogs vs Gamecocks at Jacksonville State

Presbyterian Blue HoseJacksonville State Gamecocks
Feb 18, 8:00 PM | Pete Mathews Coliseum

Presbyterian Blue Hose vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Pete Mathews Coliseum Saturday as host Jacksonville State looks to handle the Presbyterian Blue Hose in NCAAB action.

Jacksonville State will face the 12-14 Blue Hose, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 12-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Hose are 1-0 favoring the OVER.

View Presbyterian vs Jacksonville State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Jacksonville State sat as 4.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gamecocks, most recently No. 187 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Blue Hose, who rate No. 306 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 65-64 victory for the Gamecocks.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Jacksonville State's No. 252-ranked scoring average of 64.3 PPG, against a Blue Hose defense rated No. 160 and allowing 66.3 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 42% to date this season, less than the Blue Hose shooters have managed so far (46% per game).

Defensively, Presbyterian features the nation's No. 104-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.1 points per game. Jacksonville State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Presbyterian was a 48-45 winner on the road against Winthrop. Presbyterian got 13 points from Pierre Miller en route to a 48-45 victory over Winthrop on Tuesday at Winthrop Coliseum.

In their last action, Jacksonville State was a 69-64 loser on the road against Tennessee State. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Jacksonville State suffered a 69-64 loss against Tennessee State on Tuesday, getting 14 points from Brian Williams in a losing effort at Gentry Complex.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing SE Missouri State are 0-10
After playing Tennessee State are 0-10
After a loss are 5-5

Next up:
Presbyterian at Radford, Thursday, February 23
Jacksonville State home to SE Missouri State, Thursday, February 23