Jackson State Tigers vs. Southern University Jaguars ATS Prediction 01/13/20

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The Southern University Jaguars (3-13, 0-3 SWAC) and the Jackson State Tigers (5-11, 2-1 SWAC) square off at F.G. Clark Center. The Jaguars will attempt to snap their nine-game losing streak. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Jackson State Tigers at Southern University Jaguars Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Jaguars fell to the Grambling State Tigers, 61-56, while the Tigers were victorious over the Alcorn State Braves, 76-65.

Jackson State played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.246 (above their season average of 0.185) and a turnover percentage of 14.4 (better than their season average of 16.0). For those same stats, Alcorn State recorded marks of 0.167 and 17.2, respectively. Southern University, on the other hand, held Grambling State to an effective field goal percentage of 0.444 (below their season average of 0.511). Southern University received a boost from Ahsante Shivers, who contributed 12 points. Meanwhile, Roland Griffin played well for Jackson State, contributing 27 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.

This series was highly competitive last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the last matchup, the Jaguars won 76-67. Getting to the free throw line was one of Southern University’s biggest advantages. They had 38 free throw attempts, while Jackson State had 30. This will be the first meeting of the year between these two teams.

It could be an error-filled game for the Southern University offense. Southern University ranks 275th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.9 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Jackson State forces the 18th-most turnovers in the country (24.7 percent).

Jackson State Tigers vs. Southern University Jaguars Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Jackson State, ATS Winner – Jackson State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Jackson State ranks 22nd in steals per game (9.1) while Southern University ranks 155th (6.1).
  • The Tigers rank 86th in blocks per game (3.6) while the Jaguars rank 96th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • The Jaguars rank 183rd in rebounds per game (34.4) while the Tigers rank 258th (31.6).
  • Southern University ranks 33rd in three pointers allowed per game (18.3) while Jackson State ranks 50th (19.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Jaguars have scored an average of 61.4 points per game (1.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.4 points per game (1.8 above their season average).
  • The Tigers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.8, up from 7.2 for the season.