Southern vs. Jackson State - 3/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jackson State Tigers (12-19) at Southern Jaguars (14-17)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Clark Center)
The Line: Southern Jaguars -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Jackson State Tigers and Southern Jaguars meet Tuesday in the college basketball SWAC Tournament quarterfinals at the F. G. Clark Activity Center.
The Jackson State Tigers could use a win here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Jackson State Tigers are averaging 61.6 points on 36.8 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Maurice Rivers is averaging 13 points and 5.4 rebounds while Paris Collins is averaging 11 points and 2.6 assists. Jeremiah Jefferson is dishing 1.2 assists and Treshawn Bolden is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Jackson State Tigers are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Jackson State Tigers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Jackson State Tigers have lost seven straight road games.
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The Southern Jaguars need a win here in order to snap a three-game losing streak. The Southern Jaguars are averaging 67.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Jared Sam is averaging 16.5 points and 9.2 rebounds while Eddie Reese is averaging 10.5 points and 3.3 assists. Sidney Umude is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jamar Sandifer is dishing 1.5 assists. The Southern Jaguars are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Jaguars are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Southern Jaguars have won five of their last seven home games.
The Tigers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The under is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 road games and 5-1 in Tigers last 6 overall.
The road team won both meetings this season between Jackson State and Southern, which is weird considering the Tigers are being outscored by nearly 12 points and shooting under 36 percent from the field on the road this season. The Southern Jaguars aren't in the best form at the moment, losing three straight, but they do play their best ball at home and has shown flashes of being an elite defensive club on their home court. I just can't get over how bad the numbers are for the Jackson State Tigers on the road. I have no choice but to eat the chalk here.