Grambling State vs Jackson State Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/10/23

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The Jackson State Tigers and the Grambling State Tigers meet Friday in SWAC Tournament college basketball action from Bartow Arena. Jackson State is 14-18 overall this season following a close tournament victory over Prairie View A&M on Thursday. As for Grambling State, they’re 23-8 overall this year and coming off a tournament win over Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Jackson State Tigers

The Tigers were a rough 7-17 at the 24-game mark this year. Jackson State closed off the season with a nice 6-1 run however, beating Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman, Texas Southern, Prairie View, AR-Pine Bluff and MS Valley State with a lone loss to Alcorn State otherwise.

On Thursday in the tournament versus Prairie View A&M, the Tigers scored 26 points in the first half, 38 in the second and eight in overtime on the way to a 62-60 comeback victory. Ken Evans put up 22 points with seven rebounds to lead the way. 

Grambling State Tigers 

Over on the Grambling State side, they were sitting at 15-8 by the 23-game mark this year. The Tigers closed with wins over Texas Southern, Prairie View A&M, Southern U, Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman, Alabama A&M and Alabama State. 

On Wednesday in tournament action versus Bethune-Cookman, the Tigers surged to a 47-27 halftime edge. Grambling State cruised from there on another 40 points and won 87-72. Leading team scorer Jourdan Smith put up 23 points with eight rebounds. 


I’ll probably stay with Grambling State here. The Tigers looked good against an overmatched Bethune-Cookman team on Wednesday, and they’ve now won 10 straight games. Grambling State has given up 64 points or fewer in 10 of their last 11 games, so they’re getting it done defensively these days. These teams last met back on January 28 at Fredrick C. Hodby Assembly Center. Grambling State took a 78-66 victory in that one after jumping out to a 38-28 halftime lead. Jackson State will probably hang around in this rematch but I Grambling State will be in control. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:Grambling State Tigers -5.5