Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Belmont Bruins - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Belmont Bruins (15-6) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (8-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)
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The Belmont Bruins will travel to play the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in an OVC game on Thursday.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 8-15 (4-4) and are coming off of a win against Morehead State by a score of 78-74. Jacksonville State has won 3 of their last 4 games, after starting conference play 1-3. Jacksonville State is currently in 5th in the OVC East Division. Jacksonville State is averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 71.5 points per game. Jacksonville State is also averaging 32.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Malcolm Drumwright is averaging 14.7 points per game and 4 assists per game for Jacksonville State. Erik Durham is averaging 13.1 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Gamecocks. Jacksonville State is shooting 71.9% on free throws, 35.4% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Belmont Bruins are 15-6 (7-0) and are coming off of a win against Tennessee State by a score of 103-95. Belmont is undefeated on conference play and has won 8 games in a row. Belmont is averaging 83.1 points per game while giving up 76.7 points per game. Belmont is also averaging 35.7 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game. Evan Bradds is averaging 18.2 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game for Belmont. Craig Bradshaw is averaging 16 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Bruins. Belmont is shooting 73.2% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 49.4% on all field goal attempts.
Belmont is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. Belmont is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 4-0 in Belmont’s last 4 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Jacksonville State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Jacksonville State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 5-0 in Jacksonville State’s last 5 home games.
Belmont is playing great basketball right now and should be able to win this game on the road. Belmont does tend to give up a lot of points, but Jacksonville State isn’t a very high scoring team. Belmont has the rebounding and shooting advantage in this matchup. I like Belmont here.