Western Kentucky vs. Jacksonville State - 11/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jacksonville State Gamecocks (1-1) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Wednesday night in college basketball action at the E. A. Diddle Arena.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks look to get a game above a .500 record when they play their third straight road game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 74.5 points on 55.3 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Norbertas Giga is averaging 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Greg Tucker is averaging 12.5 points and two assists. Malcolm Drumwright is dishing four assists and Christian Cunningham is grabbing eight rebounds. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 42.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26 rebounds per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for a quick 2-0 start after beating Alabama State on Saturday. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 79 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 35.1 percent shooting. Que Johnson is averaging 16 points and nine rebounds while Pancake Thomas is averaging 15 points and four rebounds. Junior Lomomba is dishing three assists and Justin Johnson is grabbing seven rebounds. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have won four straight home games.
The Gamecocks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Hilltoppers last 5 overall and the under is 27-11-1 in Gamecocks last 39 road games.
Western Kentucky is a solid team at home and has big hopes for the C-USA this season as this team is deep and experienced. Jacksonville State is playing a third straight road game and the constant travel and what not has to take its toll with a roster that has eight underclassmen. WKU should be able to win this game at home by double digits.