Jacksonville State Gamecocks at West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Prediction 12/22/18

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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-4) will travel to WVU Coliseum to meet the West Virginia Mountaineers (6-4). The game starts at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks at West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last contest. The Mountaineers were beaten by the Buffalo Bulls, 99-94, while the Gamecocks lost big to the Samford Bulldogs, 92-72.

Jacksonville State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 22.2) while West Virginia did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (25-35; 71.4 percent). West Virginia’s Lamont West had a good outing, finishing with 22 points and nine rebounds. Jason Burnell, meanwhile played a key role for Jacksonville State with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Esa Ahmad has really been playing well as of late for West Virginia, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

West Virginia appears to have an advantage on the offensive glass in this meeting. The Mountaineers rank 19th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.9 percent), while Jacksonville State ranks 123rd in defensive rebounding percentage (73.0 percent).

Jacksonville State at West Virginia Odds Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – West Virginia, ATS Winner – Jacksonville State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • West Virginia ranks 73rd in three pointers attempted per game (25.8) while Jacksonville State ranks 247th (17.3).
  • The Gamecocks average 8.9 steals per game, which ranks 16th in the country. The Mountaineers rank 82nd in steals allowed per game (8.6).
  • West Virginia ranks 72nd in assists per game (14.7) while Jacksonville State ranks 93rd in assists allowed per game (12.5).
  • The Gamecocks rank 30th in blocks per game (4.8) while the Mountaineers rank 118th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • West Virginia averages 42.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 52nd in the nation. Jacksonville State ranks 137th in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Gamecocks have scored an average of 73.0 points per game (0.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.6 points per game (9.0 above their season average).
  • The Mountaineers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.2, down from 6.1 for the season.