Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-3) vs. North Dakota State Bison (1-5)
November 27, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Dakota State Bison +1 / Jacksonville State Gamecocks -1 ; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the North Dakota State Bison meet Sunday in college basketball action from the Pit. Jacksonville State is fresh off a Saturday matchup versus Northern Colorado. In that game Jacksonville State lost by four points. As for North Dakota, they’re coming off a Saturday game versus New Mexico. The Bison ended up falling in a blowout. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Jacksonville State managed a 111-48 win over Shorter in their 2022-23 opener. The Gamecocks would lose their next pair to UIC and Alabama before a win over Elon and a loss to New Mexico.
In the Saturday matchup versus Northern Colorado, the Gamecocks came back from a 43-35 first-half deficit to force overtime. Jacksonville State ended up losing 86-82. Demaree King was the top scorer on 25 points with five assists.
Over on the North Dakota State side, they opened the season on a four-game losing streak. The Bison fell to Arkansas, Kansas, Pacific and Indiana State before a win over Crown College and a loss to Northern Colorado.
Matched up against New Mexico on Saturday, North Dakota State fell behind 32-25 at halftime. The Bison were outpaced 44-30 in the second half for a 76-55 loss. Leading team scorer Andrew Morgan put up 22 points with eight rebounds.
PICK: I’m probably sticking with Jacksonville State. There’s not a ton to like in this one, but the Gamecocks didn’t play too badly in their loss to Northern Colorado. Jacksonville State put up 47 percent shooting with 36 rebounds and 10 assists but couldn’t overcome the Bears’ 47.4 percent from the floor and 19-of-21 (90.5) rate from the line. In any case, the Gamecocks should match up pretty well here against a struggling North Dakota State team.