Austin Peay vs. Jacksonville State - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jacksonville State Gamecocks (5-12) at Austin Peay Governors (7-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Winfield Dunn Center)
The Line: Austin Peay Governors -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: APSU Broadcasting
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Austin Peay Governors meet Thursday night at the Dave Aaron Arena.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks could use a nice win after losing six of their last eight games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 67 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Malcolm Drumwright is averaging 15.5 points and 3.1 assists while Erik Durham is averaging 12.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. Jared Hamilton is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and JaQuail Townser is dishing 3.6 assists. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. Jacksonville State is allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.2 turnovers per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have lost 19 straight road games. Cameron Biedscheid is questionable.
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The Austin Peay Governors look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 71.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Chris Horton is averaging 18 points and 12.6 rebounds while Josh Robinson is averaging 14.7 points and 2.1 assists. Khalil Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Kenny Jones is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. Austin Peay is allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The Austin Peay Governors have split their last 10 home games.
The Gamecocks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Governors are 4-14 ATS in their last 18 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Gamecocks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Austin Peay and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Jacksonville State can't win on the road at all. We're talking about the Gamecocks, a team that hasn't won away from home since November 25th of 2014. No thank you. I have to back Austin Peay here as more of a fade from Jacksonville State.