Jacksonville State Gamecocks (3-4) vs South Alabama Jaguars (4-4)
2023-11-30 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -1 -- Over/Under: 130
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The South Alabama Jaguars and Jacksonville State Gamecocks face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Pete Matthews Coliseum. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Jacksonville State vs South Alabama prediction.
Jacksonville State Looks for Third Straight Win
Jacksonville State has won a couple of games in a row over UTSA and Incarnate Word. Against the Cardinals in the last game they almost blew the game, but they ended up holding on for a 67-65 victory. KyKy Tandy had a strong game putting 20 points, four assists, and three rebounds. The Gamecocks are averaging 70.9 points while their defense is giving up 63.9 points per game. The defense is ranked 49th and they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way. The Gamecocks are currently 3-4 in the CUSA, where Liberty is first with a perfect 6-0 start of the season.
South Alabama Needs Offense to Step Up
In the last game against the Maryland Terrapins, South Alabama scored only 55 points and that led to the 14 point loss. Julian Margrave had a strong game putting up 18 points and four rebounds. The defense wasn’t actually bad considering who they played, but the offense just didn’t do enough. South Alabama on the season is averaging 73 points while their defense is giving up 77.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 313th in college basketball. Isiah Gaiter is averaging 16.5 points while shooting 56 percent from the field.
Jacksonville State vs South Alabama Betting Prediction
This total is too low. Jacksonville State is averaging 70.9 points per game and they are facing a South Alabama defense that is giving up 77.8 points per game. I do think the South Alabama offense is going to have no issue running up the score and that is going to be the difference here. Neither of these teams is going to play any defense, and this game is going to go over the total.