Check out our free Jackson State vs Texas Southern pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Houston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Jackson State vs Texas Southern Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds

Tigers vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Jackson State Tigers at Texas Southern Tigers
  • Where: Houston at H&PE Arena
  • Date: Monday, January 16th
  • Betting Odds: Jackson State +4, JACKST +154 | TXS -190 O/U 137.5

Tigers Preview:

Jackson State heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-13. So far, the Tigers have played 15 games on the road, with a record of 2-13. For the season, Jackson State has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 2-13. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Tigers being +4 point underdogs.

Jackson State’s leading scorer this season is Ken Evans, who is averaging 10.94 points per contest. So far, Evans has accounted for 16.77% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.71 rebounds per game and 3.06 assists. Trace Young is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 11.0 points per game. Between him and Young, they are accounting for 32.6% of the team’s scoring.

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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.

Tigers Preview:

Through 18 games, the Texas Southern Tigers have an overall record of 4-14. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 3-4. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Texas Southern has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 1-6.

Texas Southern’s leading scorer this season is Davon Barnes, who is averaging 15.62 points per contest. So far, Barnes has accounted for 20.83% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.38 rebounds per game and 1.94 assists. John Walker III is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 11.33 points per game. Between him and III, they are accounting for 37.8% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 258th in college basketball at 69.2 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 31.4%, placing them 393rd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Jackson State Tigers +4

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 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Jackson State and Texas Southern to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 527th 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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