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Jacksonville State vs. Austin Peay - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Austin Peay Governors (9-8) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (13-5)
Date & Time Saturday January 13, 2018, 5:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -9.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
http://ovcdigitalnetwork.com/watch/?Live=6164&type=Live
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NCAA BB | Austin Peay Governors (9-8) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (13-5)
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The Austin Peay Governors and Jacksonville State Gamecocks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pete Mathews Coliseum.

The Austin Peay Governors look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 68.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Terry Taylor is averaging 15.7 points and 8.4 rebounds while Averyl Ugba is averaging 13.1 points and 7.2 rebounds. Dayton Gumm is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Porter-Bunton is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Austin Peay Governors are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Austin Peay Governors are 0-6 SU on the road this season.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 73.9 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Malcolm Drumwright is averaging 13.7 points and 3.6 assists while Marlon Hunter is averaging 10.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jason Burnell is the third double-digit scorer and Norbertas Giga is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have won nine of their last 10 home games.

The Governors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Gamecocks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Ohio Valley and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Governors are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Jacksonville St., the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are proving to be the cream of the crop in their conference, as they have a top-30 defense in the country and an offense that's shooting nearly 49 percent from the field. The Austin Peay Governors have been awful on the road this season and can give up far too many easy baskets. I like this Jacksonville State squad, especially with them covering seven of their last nine games in OVC play. Give me the home team by double digits.

Pick:
Jacksonville State Gamecocks -9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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