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Tennessee State Tigers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Betting Matchup Report

Jacksonville State GamecocksTennessee State Tigers
7-10January 04, 2014, 08:30 | Gentry Complex1-14

The visiting Jacksonville State Gamecocks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Gentry Complex against the Tennessee State Tigers.

Tennessee State battles the Gamecocks, currently sitting with a 7-10 mark (5-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-4 for the Tigers and 3-8 for the Gamecocks.

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College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Tennessee State Tigers as -4-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Tigers - Gamecocks odds would favor the Gamecocks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tennessee State is rated No. 323 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Jacksonville State is at No. 297.

Jacksonville State was a 78-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Belmont. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Jacksonville State got 15 points from Darion Rackley but lost anyway, 78-67, to Belmont on Thursday at Curb Event Center.

Last time out for Tennessee State, they were a 57-53 loser as they battled Tennessee Tech at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The Tigers endured a 57-53 loss at the hands of the Golden Eagles on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Kennedy Eubanks at Gentry Complex.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tennessee State has the nation's No. 236-rated offensive output, at 65.67 PPG. The visiting Gamecocks defense ranks No. 177 allowing on average 71.65 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 40.81% so far, less than the Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.17% per game.

A few Gamecocks at Tigers trends to consider:
Jacksonville State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tennessee State
Jacksonville State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tennessee State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games when playing Tennessee State
Tennessee State is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games
Tennessee State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tennessee State is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Jacksonville State
Tennessee State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Jacksonville State

Next up:
Jacksonville State home to SIU Edwardsville, Thursday, January 9th
Tennessee State at Middle Tennessee, Tuesday, January 7th