Alcorn State Braves vs. Jackson State Tigers Betting Prediction 01/12/19

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The Alcorn State Braves (4-10, 0-2 SWAC) head to Williams Center to square off with the Jackson State Tigers (4-11, 1-1 SWAC). The Braves can snap a seven-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Alcorn State Braves vs. Jackson State Tigers ATS Odds

Both teams lost a close one in their last game. The Tigers fell to the Alabama State Hornets, 59-57, while the Braves were defeated by the Prairie View A&M Panthers, 57-54.

Alcorn State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.8 (above their season average of 30.0) while Jackson State held Alabama State to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.5 (below their season average of 29.8). Jackson State received a boost from Jayveous McKinnis, who put up five points and 13 rebounds. Reginal Johnson played well for Alcorn State, contributing 12 points and seven rebounds.

The Tigers dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent contest, Jackson State won 60-57. Jackson State had a much better turnover percentage (12.3 vs. 21.6). Alcorn State, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (31.4 vs. 23.3). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

This could end up being an error-filled game for the Jackson State offense. Jackson State ranks 304th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.5 percent), while the pesky defense of Alcorn State forces the 55th-most turnovers in the country (22.5 percent).

Alcorn State Braves at Jackson State Tigers Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Jackson State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Alcorn State ranks 19th in steals per game (8.9) while Jackson State ranks 161st in steals allowed per game (7.7).
  • The Tigers average 36.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 110th in the country. The Braves rank 170th in rebounds allowed per game (36.4).
  • The Braves rank 102nd in three pointers attempted per game (23.8) while the Tigers rank 228th (18.9).
  • Alcorn State ranks 45th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Jackson State ranks 142nd (4.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Braves’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 11.2, up from 3.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 60.2 points per game (3.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 64.4 points per game (1.0 below their season average).