Jackson State Tigers vs. Southern Jaguars - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Jaguars (21-12) at Jackson State Tigers (18-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Jackson State Tigers +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Jackson State Tigers battle the Southern Jaguars with the winner going Dancing.
The won their 19th game and advanced to the SWAC championship with a 74-68 victory versus a tougher then expected Mississippi Valley State in the semifinals as a 9.5 point favorite. Neither team shot the ball well with the Delta Devils holding a slight 39%-36.7% edge with the Tigers sinking five more threes and five more free throws for the winning margin. Yettra Specks gave the Tigers a game high 20 but was just 3-10 from the floor with Raeford Worsham adding eleven points and 15 rebounds on 4-8. Kaven Bernard was next in line with ten points and eleven boards while Treshawn Bolden and Chace Franklin netting nine points apiece.
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The Texas Southern Tigers haven’t faced adversity very often in the SWAC but they did Friday and came up short in an 81-73 defeat to Southern that denied them a trip to the conference title game. The Jaguars jumped to a surprising 12 point lead aft 20 minutes and then survived a big second half rally by the Tigers as a 5.5 point underdog. Texas Southern shot the ball better at 43%-39.7% but the Jaguars turned 19 turnovers in to 12 more looks at the basket for a deciding three extra baskets. Trelun Banks was the top scorer with 19 points with Adrian Rodgers adding 16 points and five yanks. Christopher Hyder scored 14 points and logged six boards and five assists while Shawn Prudhomme and Jared Sam netting 13 points apiece.
The under is 8-3 in Southern last 11 overall and is 7-3 in their last 10 neutral site games. The under is 8-3 in Jackson State last 11 neutral site games. This should be a good one with both teams possessing opposite strengths so the scoring of Southern meets the defense of Jackson State…