Southern University Jaguars at Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils Free Prediction 01/20/20

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The Southern University Jaguars (5-13, 2-3 SWAC) will be at Harrison Complex to clash against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (2-15, 1-3 SWAC) in a SWAC matchup. Action begins at 5 p.m. ET on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Southern University Jaguars vs. Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils ATS Odds

In their last game, the Delta Devils got blown out by the Alcorn State Braves, 105-73, while the Jaguars easily got past the UAPB Golden Lions, 75-56.

Southern University played a perfect game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.365 (above their season average of 0.160) and a turnover percentage of 14.2 (better than their season average of 17.9). UAPB was 0.227 and 22.7, respectively, for those same stats. Mississippi Valley State, meanwhile, did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (14-19; 73.7 percent). Caleb Hunter had a good outing for Mississippi Valley State, contributing 28 points. Meanwhile, Amel Kuljuhovic played a key role for Southern University with eight points and 13 rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Delta Devils won the last matchup 70-59. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Mississippi Valley State’s biggest advantages. They had 26 free throw attempts, while Southern University had just eight. This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

This game should be a showdown of opposite paces. Mississippi Valley State has preferred a fast-breaking style of play (third in possessions per game), while Southern University has been more methodical (225th in possessions per game). Additionally, the Jaguars could control the offensive glass in this meeting as they rank 52nd in the NCAA in offensive rebounding percentage at 33.3 percent. The Delta Devils, meanwhile, rank 345th at securing defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 64.7 percent.

Southern University vs. Mississippi Valley State Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Southern University, ATS Winner – Southern University, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Southern University ranks 18th in three pointers allowed per game (17.4) while Mississippi Valley State ranks 269th (27.5).
  • The Jaguars rank 65th in rebounds allowed per game (33.1) while the Delta Devils rank 282nd (48.8).
  • Southern University ranks 88th in assists allowed per game (11.8) while Mississippi Valley State ranks 258th (20.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Delta Devils’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 14.6, down from 24.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Jaguars have scored an average of 61.8 points per game (1.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 61.6 points per game (6.2 below their season average).