North Alabama Lions at Jacksonville State Gamecocks ATS Prediction


The North Alabama Lions (3-8) and the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (6-4) square off at Pete Mathews Coliseum. The Lions can snap a seven-game road losing streak. Action starts at 8:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

North Alabama Lions at Jacksonville State Gamecocks ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Gamecocks lost big to the Samford Bulldogs, 92-72, while the Lions fell to the Samford Bulldogs, 91-74.

North Alabama had a much better turnover percentage (12.2 vs. 20.0) while Jacksonville State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 22.2). Jason Burnell played a pivotal role for Jacksonville State with 16 points and eight rebounds. Jamari Blackmon played well for North Alabama, finishing with 17 points.

In their first matchup this season, Marlon Hunter led the Gamecocks to a 76-65 victory. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 23 points. The Gamecocks’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Lions. Jacksonville State had a rate of 12.1, while North Alabama posted a mark of 16.5.

Blackmon has really been playing well recently for North Alabama, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Jacksonville State appears to have the advantage on the defensive side of the ball. The Gamecocks currently rank 90th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.475), while North Alabama is 334th in effective field goal percentage (0.452).

North Alabama Lions vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks Free Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • North Alabama ranks 16th in three pointers attempted per game (28.9) while Jacksonville State ranks 265th (16.9).
  • The Gamecocks rank 31st in blocks per game (4.7) while the Lions rank 149th (2.6).
  • The Gamecocks average 37.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 91st in the nation. The Lions rank 231st in rebounds allowed per game (38.9).
  • Jacksonville State ranks 13th in steals per game (9.0) while North Alabama ranks 138th (5.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Gamecocks have been outscored by an average of 1.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Jacksonville State has defeated opponents by an average of 7.1 points.
  • During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 70.0 points per game (3.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.6 points per game (1.1 above their season average).