Check out our free Jackson State vs Grambling State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Grambling. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Jackson State vs Grambling State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Jackson State Tigers at Grambling State Tigers
- Where: Grambling at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Jackson State +7.5, JACKST +270 | GRMBST -345 O/U 137.0
The Jackson State Tigers will be looking to pick up their 21st win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 16th game of the season, having gone 2-14. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 16 times, going 2-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7.5 underdogs on the spread.
Jackson State’s leading scorer this season is Ken Evans, who is averaging 11.25 points per contest. So far, Evans has accounted for 17.05% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.65 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists. Trace Young is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 11.47 points per game. Between him and Young, they are accounting for 33.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Jackson State this season, as they are currently ranked 455th in college basketball at 61.0 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 29.8%, placing them 476th in the NCAA.
The Grambling State Tigers will be looking to pick up their 20th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. So far this season, Grambling State has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-1. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Grambling State has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 6-1.
Grambling State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Cam Christon who is averaging 14.32 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 46.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.42 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Jackson State Tigers +7.5
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the Jackson State Tigers to cover the spread as the +7.5 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Jackson State and Grambling State to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 559th and 552nd, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Tigers, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread on the road. In Jackson State’s last 10 games on the road, they are 7-3 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Tigers to cover.