Tennessee State vs. Jacksonville State - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee State vs. Jacksonville State - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville State Gamecocks (12-17) at Tennessee State Tigers (16-13)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Gentry Center)

The Line: Tennessee State Tigers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Tennessee State Tigers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Gentry Center.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 72.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jacara Cross is averaging 12.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while De'Torrion Ware is averaging 12.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Kayne Henry is the third double-digit scorer and Derek St. Hilaire is dishing 1.8 assists. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have lost four of their last six road games.

The Tennessee State Tigers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Tennessee State Tigers are averaging 72.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Carlos Marshall Jr. is averaging 11.8 points and 2.1 assists while Wesley Harris is averaging 11.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Michael Littlejohn is the third double-digit scorer and Jy’lan Washington is grating 5.3 rebounds. The Tennessee State Tigers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee State Tigers are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Tennessee State Tigers have won seven of their last nine home games.

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The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Tennessee State Tigers beat Jacksonville State by 10 points last month despite being 3.5-point underdogs. The Tennessee State Tigers are 6-4 against the spread at home and 5-2 against the spread as a single-digit favorite, and they win at home by an average of 10.6 points while shooting 51.5 percent from the field. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have probably been the better team overall, but they're in shaky at best form and lose on the road by an average of 6.5 points. The Tennessee State Tigers should be able to get the job done here while sweeping the Gamecocks. 

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Randy’s Pick Tennessee State Tigers -3.5

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