Belmont vs. Jacksonville State - 2/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jacksonville State Gamecocks (8-18) at Belmont Bruins (17-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Curb Event Center)
The Line: Belmont Bruins -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Belmont Bruins meet Wednesday night at the Curb Event Center.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks could use a big road win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 67 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Malcolm Drumwright is averaging 14 points and 3.8 assists while Erik Durham is averaging 12.3 points and 4.1 rebounds. JaQuail Townser is dishing 3.6 assists and Jared Hamilton is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Gamecocks are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have lost 15 of their last 17 road games.
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The Belmont Bruins look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Belmont Bruins are averaging 82 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 77.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Evan Bradds is averaging 17.6 points and 9.8 rebounds while Craig Bradshaw is averaging 15.9 points and 3.4 assists. Taylor Barnette is the third double-digit scorer and Amanze Egekeze is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bruins are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Belmont Bruins have won 17 of their last 18 home games.
The Gamecocks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bruins are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Jacksonville State is road tested, as the Gamecocks have been on the road against decent comp already this season. Belmont isn't a great team against the spread and has lost two of its last three outright. I'll side with the points here.