Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. SIUE Cougars Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-11, 2-3 OVC) will be at the Sam M. Vadalabene Center to take on the SIUE Cougars (4-14, 1-4 OVC) in an OVC matchup. Action starts at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks at SIUE Cougars ATS Odds

Both teams lost a winnable game in their last matchup. The Cougars fell to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, 72-69, while the Gamecocks were defeated by the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 70-69.

Jacksonville State held Eastern Illinois to an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 (below their season average of 31.3) while SIUE had a free throw rate of 0.241 (above their season average of 0.188). SIUE received a boost from Tyresse Williford, who had 13 points and seven assists. Meanwhile, Kayne Henry had a solid performance for Jacksonville State, contributing 16 points and 14 rebounds.

The Gamecocks dominated this series last year, emerging victorious in both contests. In the most recent matchup, Jacksonville State won 97-72. Jacksonville State won the rebounding battle. The Gamecocks had 12 offensive rebounds and 45 total rebounds, while the Cougars had six and 27, respectively. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Second-chance points might be rare for SIUE in this contest. The Cougars currently rank 288th in offensive rebounding percentage (24.6 percent), while Jacksonville State ranks 81st in defensive rebounding percentage (74.7 percent).

Jacksonville State Gamecocks at SIUE Cougars Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – SIUE, ATS Winner – SIUE, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Jacksonville State ranks 99th in rebounds per game (37.3) while SIUE ranks 261st (31.9).
  • The Gamecocks average 13.9 assists per game, which ranks 101st in the NCAA. The Cougars rank 231st in assists allowed per game (15.7).
  • Jacksonville State ranks 116th in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while SIUE ranks 243rd (17.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Cougars’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.0, down from 7.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Gamecocks have scored an average of 72.0 points per game (1.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.2 points per game (1.9 above their season average).