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Southern vs Alabama State Pick & Preview: Monday, February 6th Betting Odds
Jaguars vs Hornets Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Southern Jaguars at Alabama State Hornets
- Where: Montgomery at Dunn-Oliver Acadome
- Date: Monday, February 6th
- Betting Odds: Southern -6, SOUTH -263 | ALAST +208 O/U 141.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Alabama State, the Southern Jaguars will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 12-11. On the road, the Jaguars will be playing their 16th game of the season, having gone 5-11. So far, the Jaguars have been favored 11 times, going 7-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Southern as -6 point favorites.
Southern will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brion Whitley who is averaging 12.43 points per game for the Jaguars. Whitley 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 Bryson Etienne who has hit 41.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.32 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.
Alabama State will take the floor against the Jaguars with an overall record of 6-17. So far this season, Alabama State has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-2. For the season, Alabama State has been the underdog in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 2-16. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hornets being +6 point underdogs.
Alabama State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isaiah Range who is averaging 13.96 points per game for the Hornets. Range 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 Hornets’ offensive game plan is the play of Antonio TJ Madlock who has hit 36.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.78 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Alabama State this season, as they are currently ranked 248th in college basketball at 69.7 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 Hornets’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 275th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Southern Jaguars -6
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Southern Jaguars to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6 point betting favorites. Although Southern as a team is just 228th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Hornets’ defense. At -6 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Jaguars to come out on top and cover.