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Point spread favors Gamecocks in battle with Cougars

SIU Edwardsville CougarsJacksonville State Gamecocks
Jan 28, 5:30 PM | Pete Mathews Coliseum

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Jacksonville State Gamecocks try to run the Cougars off the court at Pete Mathews Coliseum in college hoops action.

Jacksonville State will face the 5-12 Cougars, who own a 6-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 7-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 6-7 favoring the OVER.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Jacksonville State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Jacksonville State opened as 12.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 149 (Gamecocks) and the No. 314 (Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 63-58 result in favor of the Gamecocks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Jacksonville State's No. 298-ranked scoring average of 61.9 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 260 and allowing 70.5 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 40.6% to date this season, less than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (42.6% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, SIU Edwardsville owns the country's No. 205-rated mark, allowing 71.8 points per game on the highway. Jacksonville State, on the other hand, rates No. 191 in scoring at home.

SIU Edwardsville was an 82-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against Murray State. They covered the 17.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars endured an 82-65 loss at the hands of the Racers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Mark Yelovich at Vadalabene Center.

Last time out for Jacksonville State, they were a 63-45 winner as they battled Eastern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Jacksonville State got 18 points from Brian Williams en route to a 63-45 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-3
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 0-3
After playing Murray State are 1-3
After a loss are 4-6

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing USC Upstate are 0-1
After playing Eastern Illinois are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Cougars at Gamecocks trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 1-22 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games
Jacksonville State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Jacksonville State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at Tennessee Tech, Monday, January 30
Jacksonville State home to USC Upstate, Monday, January 30