Belmont vs. Jacksonville State - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Belmont vs. Jacksonville State - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Belmont Bruins

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM (Curb Event Center)

Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Belmont Bruins

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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Belmont Bruins meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Curb Event Center.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 73.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. De'Torrion Ware is averaging 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Jacara Cross is averaging 11.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Kayne Henry is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Derek St. Hilaire is dishing 1.9 assists. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have split their last six road games.

The Belmont Bruins look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Belmont Bruins are averaging 81.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Adam Kunkel is averaging 16.9 points and 2.5 rebounds while Nick Muszynski is averaging 15.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Tyler Scanlon is the third double-digit scorer and Grayson Murphy is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Belmont Bruins are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Belmont Bruins have won six straight home games.

The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have defensive issues that are impacting them during this losing stretch, and they just lost to Belmont by 14 points a couple of weeks ago. The Belmont Bruins are 9-2 ATS at home this season where they win by an average of 22.8 points and shoot 48.1 percent from the field. The Belmont Bruins have too much firepower on the offensive end for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks to keep up. I'll lay the chalk in what should be another comfortable victory for Belmont.

Randy’s Pick Belmont Bruins -14.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.