Check out our free Jacksonville State vs Bellarmine pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Louisville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Jacksonville State vs Bellarmine Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Gamecocks vs Knights Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Bellarmine Knights
- Where: Louisville at Freedom Hall
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Jacksonville State +3, JAXST +132 | BELLA -162 O/U 126.0
Jacksonville State will take the floor against the Knights with an overall record of 10-14. On the road, the Gamecocks will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 2-11. So far, the Gamecocks have been the underdog 13 times, going 2-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Jacksonville State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Demaree King who is averaging 14.42 points per game for the Gamecocks. King 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 Gamecocks’ offensive game plan is the play of Skyelar Potter who has hit 41.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.67 points per game.
Coming into the game, Jacksonville State is averaging 73.9, which is 117th in the college basketball. A strength of the team’s offensive attack is their ability to knock down shots from deep. So far, the Gamecocks are 51st in 3-point shooting percentage (38.8%). In terms of pace, Jacksonville State perfers to slow the game down, averaging just 66.1 possessions per game.
Bellarmine will take the floor against the Gamecocks with an overall record of 10-14. So far this season, Bellarmine has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-5. The Knights’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Bellarmine has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 1-4.
Bellarmine’s leading scorer this season is Garrett Tipton, who is averaging 12.67 points per contest. So far, Tipton has accounted for 19.11% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.54 rebounds per game and 2.04 assists. Ben Johnson is the second leading scorer for the Knights, averaging 9.74 points per game. Between him and Johnson, they are accounting for 33.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bellarmine this season, as they are currently ranked 235th in college basketball at 70.1 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 Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 243rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Bellarmine Knights -3
Heading into this matchup, with the Bellarmine Knights sitting as -3 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Bellarmine and Jacksonville State are averaging 7.79 and 9.32 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Bellarmine has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Knights to cover at -3.