Check out our free Grambling State vs Southern pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Baton Rouge. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Grambling State vs Southern Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Jaguars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Grambling State Tigers at Southern Jaguars
- Where: Baton Rouge at F. G. Clark Activity Center
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Grambling State +3.5, GRMBST +140 | SOUTH -175 O/U 138.5
Grambling State heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-6. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 3-5. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 9 times, going 4-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
Grambling State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Cam Christon who is averaging 13.69 points per game for the Tigers. Christon is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of Shawndarius Cowart who has hit 45.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.62 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Grambling State this season, as they are currently ranked 373rd in college basketball at 65.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.5%, placing them 389th in the NCAA.
The Southern Jaguars head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 8-9. Currently, the Jaguars have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 4-0. The Jaguars’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Southern has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 3-2.
Southern will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Bryson Etienne who is averaging 11.62 points per game for the Jaguars. Etienne is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Jaguars’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyrone Lyons who has hit 46.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.76 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 176th in college basketball at 71.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Jaguars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.3%, placing them 164th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Grambling State Tigers +3.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Southern Jaguars are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3.5. However, we anticipate Grambling State putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Jaguars as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Tigers to cover.