Jackson State Tigers (0-5) at Alabama State Hornets (0-1)
College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Dunn-Oliver Acadome)
The Line: Alabama State Hornets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 132 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Jackson State Tigers and Alabama State Hornets meet Monday in college basketball action at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.
The Jackson State Tigers need a win here to rebound from an 0-5 record. The Jackson State Tigers are averaging 53.4 points on 33.7 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Tristan Jarrett is averaging 16.4 points and 5.2 rebounds while Jayveous McKinnis is averaging 15.5 points and 10 rebounds. Jonas James is dishing 1.6 assists and Calvin Temple is grabbing two rebounds. The Jackson State Tigers are shooting 26.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Jackson State Tigers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game.
The Alabama State Hornets need a win after losing their season opener to Grambling. The Alabama State Hornets are averaging 49 points on 30.5 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 42.4 percent shooting. DJ Heath is averaging nine points and four rebounds while Kenny Strawbridge is averaging nine points and eight rebounds. EJ Clark is grabbing three rebounds and Brandon Battle is dishing one assist. The Alabama State Hornets are shooting 10 percent from beyond the arc and 61.1 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama State Hornets are allowing 43.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
The Tigers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Tigers last 13 road games. The under is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Jackson State Tigers are probably the better team here, as they may be winless through five games, but they went up against some solid competition in those games. The Alabama State Hornets have just one game under their belt and they looked awful, especially offensively, against Grambling. With a larger sample size and going up against the easiest game they've had yet, I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Jackson State Tigers. I can't back Alabama State with how it looked in its season opener.