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Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 12/8/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (3-4) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (6-2)

College Basketball: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)

The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: OVC DIGITAL

Over at Pete Matthews Coliseum on Friday, the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks will be meeting the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in college basketball activity. 

The Warhawks enter this game with a 3-4 record overall. Louisiana-Monroe won two games versus Rust College and Jackson State, but lost in their last outing to Stephen F. Austin. In that one, Louisiana-Monroe’s top scorer was Marvin Jean-Pierre with 19 points. 

Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 12/8/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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On the year, Travis Munnings leads the Warhawks in scoring with 15.4 PPG and 7.0 RPG. also in double-figures for Louisiana-Monroe are Jean-Pierre (15.1 PPG; 5.3 RPG) and Sam McDaniel (14.9 PPG; 5.1 RPG). 

Over on the Jacksonville State side, they’re currently 6-2 on the year. The Gamecocks have won their last two games over Alabama State and Samford. In that Samford game, the Gamecocks’ Malcolm Drumwright put up 21 points. 

So far this season for Jacksonville State, Drumwright is averaging 14.0 PPG with 3.4 RPG. Also in the double-digit club for the Gamecocks are Norbertas Giga (11.8 PPG; 6.4 RPG) and Jamall Gregory (10.5 PPG; 4.6 RPG; 3.0 APG). 

The Warhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last four versus Ohio Valley and 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. Louisiana-Monroe is also 1-4 ATS in their last five games versus a team with a winning straight-up record and the over is 4-1 in their last five overall. 

Meanwhile, the Gamecocks are 5-0 ATS in their last five Friday games and 8-1 ATS in the last nine overall. Jacksonville State is also 4-1 ATS in their last 15 following an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. 

Louisiana-Monroe gets credit for hanging in there with a pretty good SFA team, but in all realistic scenarios they should have won that game. The Warhawks have now scored just 65 points in each of their last two games after hanging 104 on Rust. As for Jacksonville State, they looked pretty darn good against Samford, and each starter finished in double-digit points. I like the Gamecocks to keep it going here and cover.

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