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Tigers face Jackson State Tigers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

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March 11, 3:30 PM | Special Events Center

Grambling State Tigers vs Jackson State Tigers Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Jackson State and Grambling State on Friday, with the host Tigers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This game is part of the SWAC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Special Events Center.

The Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 1-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 2-2 ATS. Grambling State is 0-1 on the totals; Jackson State is 1-3.

View Grambling State vs Jackson State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 176-ranked Tigers and the No. 274-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-56 win for the Tigers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Jackson State's No. 270-ranked offense, averaging 65.2 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 197 at 68.5 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 42% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.2% per game.

Defensively, Grambling State features the nation's No. 142-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Jackson State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 198 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Grambling State, they were a 65-62 winner as they battled Miss Valley State. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog.

Jackson State was a 50-38 winner in their most recent outing against Prairie View A&M. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites.