Southern at Mississippi Valley State
|Date & Time||Monday February 18, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)|
Robert W. Harrison Complex
Itta Bena, MS
Southern Jaguars -1 -- Over/Under: 139
The Southern Jaguars will travel to the Robert W. Harrison Complex to take on the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Southern Jaguars dropped to 4-21 (3-9 SWAC) on the season after being defeated by the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions, 61-45, this past Saturday. Southern trailed by a 22-17 margin at halftime and couldn’t fight back into the game after the Golden Lions took a 41-30 lead with 8:49 left in regulation. Southern allowed Arkansas-Pine Bluff to shoot 52.4% from the field and lost the turnover battle by a 19-14 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Jaguars was Sidney Umude who had 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist.
On the season, Southern is averaging 64.8 ppg on 43.3% shooting from the field. The Jaguars are averaging 5.5 three-pointers per game on 33.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Southern has been led by Eddie Reese (13.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.1 spg), Sidney Umude (12.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg), Jayden Saddler (10.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.7 spg), and Aaron Ray (7.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.8 apg).
Defensively, Southern is allowing their opponents to average 76.7 ppg on 49.8% shooting from the field. The Jaguars rank 337th in scoring margin as Southern is being outscored by an average of 11.9 ppg.
The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils snapped their 9-game losing streak and improved to 4-22 (2-10 SWAC) on the season after defeating the Alcorn State Braves, 76-68, this past Saturday. Mississippi Valley State was solid on the offensive end agianst Alcorn State and was able to hold off the Braves in the 2nd half after taking a 31-28 halftime lead. Mississippi Valley State shot 49.1% from the field and forced Alcorn State into committing 14 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Delta Devils was Jordan Evans who had 20 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal.
On the season, Mississippi Valley State is averaging 62.0 ppg on 37.0% shooting from the field. The Delta Devils average 5.0 three-pointers per game on 30.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Mississippi Valley State has been led by Jordan Evans (12.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.7 apg), Dante Scott (12.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.7 apg), Gregory Jones-Rollins (10.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.2 spg), and Emmanuel Ejeh (6.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.0 apg).
Defensively, Mississippi Valley State is allowing their opponents to average 79.6 ppg on 47.0% shooting from the field. The Delta Devils rank 350th in scoring margin as Mississippi Valley State is being outscored by an average of 17.6 ppg.
Southern comes into this match-up with a 6-9 ATS record on the road this season and 10-14 ATS overall on the season. Mississippi Valley State is 3-3-1 ATS at home this season and have an 11-11-1 ATS overall on the season.
This is not one of the more exciting match-ups on the night as Southern and Mississippi Valley State are the bottom two teams in the SWAC conference coming into this match-up. Southern was able to easily defeat Mississippi Valley State earlier this season in an 80-56 victory at home, and although Mississippi Valley State has played better at home as of late, my initial thoughts will be to take Southern as I expect this line to be pretty close to even when/if it’s released. Check back later for updates. Good Luck!