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Jackson State vs Prairie View A&M Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Jackson State Tigers at Prairie View A&M Panthers
- Where: Prairie View at William Nicks Building
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Jackson State +4.5, JACKST +164 | PVAM -204 O/U 136.5
Jackson State heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-12. So far, the Tigers have played 14 games on the road, with a record of 2-12. For the season, Jackson State has been the underdog in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 2-12. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Tigers being +4.5 point underdogs.
Jackson State’s leading scorer this season is Ken Evans, who is averaging 10.75 points per contest. So far, Evans has accounted for 16.24% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.94 rebounds per game and 3.25 assists. Trace Young is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 11.2 points per game. Between him and Young, they are accounting for 32.1% 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.
Prairie View A&M will take the floor against the Tigers with an overall record of 6-11. Currently, the Panthers have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Panthers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Prairie View A&M has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2.
William Douglas comes into today’s game as the Panthers’ leading scorer at 15.69 points per contest. Not only has Douglas been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Prairie View A&M’s top rebounder at 4.69 boards per contest. Behind Douglas, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jeremiah Gambrell, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.29 points per game. Overall, he has hit 32.8% of his shots and is adding 2.59 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Prairie View A&M this season, as they are currently ranked 252nd in college basketball at 69.5 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 Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.7%, placing them 201st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Jackson State Tigers +4.5
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 +4.5 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Jackson State and Prairie View A&M to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 449th 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 6-4 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Tigers to cover.
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