Jacksonville State vs. Northern Colorado - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Colorado Bears (3-7) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (3-10)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)
The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Colorado Bears and Jacksonville State Gamecocks square off Monday at the Pete Mathews Coliseum.
The Northern Colorado Bears need a feel good win to dig out of a tough 3-7 hole. The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 71.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 86.2 points on 49.8 percent shooting. Dallas Anglin is averaging 18.5 points and two assists while Cameron Michael is averaging 16.8 points and six rebounds. Anthony Johnson is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Jordan Wilson is dishing 34 assists. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. Northern Colorado is allowing 41.7 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.9 turnovers per game. The Northern Colorado Bears have lost five straight road games.
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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks also need a win after a brutal 3-10 start to the year. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 66.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Malcolm Drumwright is averaging 15.2 points and 3.7 assists while Erik Durham is averaging 13.4 points and five rebounds. Cameron Biedscheid is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Hamilton is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. Jacksonville State is allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.5 turnovers per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have split their last 10 home games.
The Bears are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Gamecocks are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Jacksonville State has a lot more scoring depth than Northern Colorado and has always played its best ball at home. In a battle between two struggling programs, I'll take the Gamecocks and the reasonable chalk.