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South Alabama Jaguars vs Texas State Bobcats in college hoops odds

Texas State BobcatsSouth Alabama Jaguars
8-21March 06, 2014, 08:05 | Mitchell Center9-20

The South Alabama Jaguars will try to cover the spread at Mitchell Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Texas State Bobcats in NCAA basketball action.

The Jaguars sit at 9-20 (8-18 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bobcats are currently 8-21 (9-14-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? South Alabama is 11-15 OU, and Texas State is 9-14-1 OU.

View Texas State Bobcats vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Texas State before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 285-ranked Jaguars and the No. 218-rated Bobcats in this matchup.

In their last action, Texas State was a 66-55 loser at home against Georgia State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bobcats endured a 66-55 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Saturday, despite a 12-point effort from Joel Wright at Strahan Coliseum.

South Alabama was a 102-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. South Alabama was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Louisiana-Lafayette and falling by a 102-76 score at Cajundome.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Alabama's No. 180-ranked offense, averaging 68.72 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 58 at 65.93 PPG. The Jaguars field goal percentage has averaged 40.55% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.78% per game.

A few Bobcats at Jaguars trends to consider:
Texas State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas State's last 7 games
Texas State is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
South Alabama is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games
South Alabama is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Alabama's last 8 games
South Alabama is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Texas State at Troy, Saturday, March 8th
South Alabama at Texas-Arlington, Saturday, March 8th