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South Alabama Jaguars take on Bobcats in NCAA Basketball Betting

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for South Alabama when they take on the Texas State Bobcats on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The South Alabama Jaguars opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

South Alabama Jaguars vs Texas State Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas State Bobcats sit at 8-7 (3-4-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the South Alabama Jaguars are currently 8-6 (10-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Texas State is 3-5 OU, and South Alabama is 5-6 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 144-rated Texas State Bobcats and the No. 106-ranked South Alabama Jaguars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas State's No. 220-ranked offense, averaging 69.73 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 38 at 65.29 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 45.86% so far, more than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.76% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rodrick Sikes scored 27 points leading the Jaguars to a 69-67 victory over Georgia Southern at Mitchell Center on Sunday.

The Bobcats got 15 points from Nijal Pearson as Texas State ran past Coastal Carolina 53-48 on Sunday at HTC Center.

Betting Trends
  • South Alabama is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Alabama's last 6 games
  • South Alabama is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • South Alabama is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Texas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Texas State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing South Alabama
  • Texas State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing South Alabama
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas State's last 6 games when playing South Alabama

Next Betting Matchups

South Alabama at Texas-Arlington, Saturday, January 6th
Texas State at Troy, Saturday, January 6th