The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the Jacksonville Dolphins meet in college basketball action from the Swisher Gymnasium on Monday night.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks will look to rebound from a 66-62 loss to North Alabama last time out. Demaree King leads Jacksonville State in scoring and assists with 15.7 PPG and 3 APG while Skyelar Potter has 15.5 PPG with 4.8 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Jacksonville State up to this point in the year. Juwan Perdue has a team-high 8 RPG to lead the Gamecocks in rebounding this season. As a team, Jacksonville State is averaging 73.8 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field, 39.8% from three and 69.3% from the foul line this season.
The Jacksonville Dolphins will try to bounce back from a 72-65 loss to Florida Gulf Coast last time out. Kevion Nolan has 13.7 PPG with 4.4 RPG and a team-high 4.7 APG to lead the Dolphins in scoring and assists while Mike Marsh has 11.3 PPG with 5 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Jacksonville up to this point in the season. Jordan Davis also has a team-high 5.8 RPG to lead the Dolphins on the glass so far this season. As a team, Jacksonville is averaging 65.9 PPG on 45.7% shooting from the field, 35.7% from behind the arc and 72.8% from the foul line this season.
Jacksonville State is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Jacksonville is 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss.
I get the case to be made for the Dolphins being favored at home, but it’s hard to gauge what home court actually means for them as they’re 4-0 but have only played one lined game. Jacksonville State will surely rise up for this rivalry game and the two meetings last year were decided by a combined 9 points. I’ll take a shot with the Gamecocks and the points here.