Tennessee State Tigers (2-6) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)
The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -7 -- Over/Under: 129 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tennessee State Tigers and Jacksonville State Gamecocks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Pete Mathews Coliseum.
The Tennessee State Tigers look for a win to rebound from a 2-6 record. The Tennessee State Tigers are averaging 72.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Mark Freeman is averaging 14.9 points and 3.5 rebounds while Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. is averaging 12 points and 2.6 rebounds. Shakem Johnson is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Josh Linder is dishing 0.4 assists. The Tennessee State Tigers are shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee State Tigers are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 72.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Darian Adams is averaging 14.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while Demaree King is averaging 11.6 points and 2.4 rebounds. Juwan Perdue is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Jalen Finch is dishing 5.2 assists. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 28.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game.
The Tigers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Gamecocks are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games and 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The under is 17-4 in Tigers last 21 overall. The under is 10-4 in Gamecocks last 14 overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Neither of these teams have had much success against the spread, but it's the Jacksonville State Gamecocks that's playing the better basketball this season. Jacksonville State is one of the better defensive teams in the country, and it's sure to give a Tennessee State squad some issues with the way it shoots the ball inconsistently. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at home.