Southern Jaguars (11-9) vs. Jackson State Tigers (4-15)
January 31, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Jackson State Tigers PK / Southern Jaguars PK; Over/Under: -128.5
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The Southern Jaguars and the Jackson State Tigers meet in college basketball action from Williams Assembly Center on Monday night.
The Southern Jaguars will look to bounce back from a 68-64 loss to Alcorn State last time out. Tyrone Lyons leads the Jaguars in scoring with 13.9 PPG along with 4.3 RPG while Brion Whitley has 11.5 PPG and Jayden Saddler has 11.8 PPG with a team-high 4.3 APG to lead the Jaguars in assists and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Southern up to this point in the season. Terrell Williams has 9.5 PPG and Damien Sears leads the Jaguars on the glass with 5.1 RPG as well this season. As a team, Southern is averaging 70.9 PPG on 46% shooting from the field, 38.5% from three and 70.9% from the foul line while allowing 66.3 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field and 28.9% from three this season.
The Jackson State Tigers will try to rebound from a 73-64 loss to Grambling State in their last game. Gabe Watson leads the Tigers in scoring with 14.9 PPG despite appearing in just seven games this season while Jayveous McKinnie has 12.3 PPG and a team-high 10.3 RPG to lead the Tigers on the glass and make up the other half of the duo of double-digit scorers for Jackson State so far this season. Chance Moore has 7.4 PPG and Jonas James III has 6.8 PPG and a team-high 2.3 APG this season. As a team, Jackson State is averaging 58.3 PPG on 37.9% shooting from the field, 30% from three and 64.2% from the foul line while allowing 67 PPG on 43.1% shooting from the field and 32.2% from three this season.
Southern is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games following a loss while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Jackson State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss.
This line feels weird, but maybe it’s a bad line that we can take advantage of. Jackson State hasn’t been all that great this season as well as in conference play. Southern’s had their ups and downs as well, but they’ve won 4 of their last 6 games and in a pick ‘em spot, that’s the tipping point for me. Give me Southern here.