South Alabama vs. Texas State - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas State Bobcats (7-5) at South Alabama Jaguars (6-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Mitchell Center)
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas State Bobcats and South Alabama Jaguars meet Thursday night at the Mitchell Center.
The Texas State Bobcats look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Texas State Bobcats are averaging 63.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 62.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Emani Gant is averaging 13.1 points and 6.4 rebounds while Kavin Gilder-Tilbury is averaging 12.5 points and 2.1 assists. Cameron Naylor is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Ojai Black is dishing 2.7 assists. The Texas State Bobcats are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. Texas State is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The Texas State Bobcats have lost 10 of their last 13 road games. Ethan Montalvo is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The South Alabama Jaguars could use a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 65.8 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Ken Williams is averaging 14.1 points and 2.9 assists while Georgi Boyanov is averaging 10.1 points and 7.9 rebounds. Nick Stover is dishing 1.7 assists and Tafari Whittingham is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The South Alabama Jaguars are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 62.1 percent from the free throw line. South Alabama is allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.5 turnovers per game. The South Alabama Jaguars have split their last 10 home games.
The Bobcats are 9-21-1 ATS in their last 31 road games and 10-21-2 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
Both teams have trouble putting the ball in the hoop and neither has shown much consistency this season. However, South Alabama is at home, which should have the advantage over a Bobcats team that's been bad on the road. I'll lay the bucket here.