Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs South Alabama Jaguars Prediction, 11/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs South Alabama Jaguars
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: Mitchell Center in Mobile, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville State (+7.5)
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (1-1) head to Mitchell Center on Sunday where they'll take on the South Alabama Jaguars (2-0). South Alabama opens this game as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 134.5.
Jacksonville State enters this game with a mark of 1-1 this year. They are turning it over 18.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Jacksonville State is collecting 46.0 boards per game and has accounted for 21 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 99th in the nation in terms of passing. The Gamecocks are connecting on 28.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (15 of 52) and 61.5% from the charity stripe. They average 58.5 pts per game (197th in the country) while hitting 33.1% from the field. When they are on defense, the Gamecocks have forced 11.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 fouls. The Gamecocks are allowing a shooting percentage of 36.4% (48 of 132) and they relinquish 43.5 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 231st in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 17 conceded on the season. They concede 21.2% on shots from downtown and they rank 210th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (65.5).
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks stepped onto the hardwood against the Florida Atlantic Owls and earned the victory with a final of 60-50 in their last contest. Jacksonville State ended the contest having earned a 40.8% field goal percentage (20 out of 49) and buried 6 out of their 20 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Gamecocks made 14 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 63.6%. Regarding getting rebounds, they collected a total of 35 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 11 assists in this game while having 4 steals and 3 blocks. In terms of the defense, Jacksonville State allowed the other team to go 40.8% from the field on 20 out of 49. Florida Atlantic doled out 6 dimes and 6 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Owls grabbed 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Florida Atlantic finished the game shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of 14 attempts. They converted 4 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jalen Finch is someone who had an impact in the game. He accumulated 8 points on 2 of 3 shooting. He played for 36 mins and collected 6 rebounds. Finch finished the contest at 66.7% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. Someone else that played big minutes in this game for the Gamecocks was Darian Adams. He collected 2 rebounds and earned 3 assists. He finished 50.0% from the floor in this game by going 7-of-14 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Adams played for 34 minutes.
South Alabama has a mark of 2-0 on the campaign. The Jaguars are committing 13.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 68.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 9.5 times per contest (188th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. South Alabama has scored 163 pts so far this season (81.5 per contest) and they collect 38.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Jaguars are hitting on 51.8% from the field, which has them ranked 40th in Division 1. The Jaguars on the defensive side of the court are 251st in D-1 in points given up per game with 70.5. They have relinquished 14.0 assists and 32.0 total boards per game, ranking them 272nd and 192nd in college hoops. The South Alabama defense concedes 38.5% on three-point shots (30 of 78) and their opposition makes 64.7% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.0% from the floor (220th in college basketball).
When they last played, the South Alabama Jaguars walked away with a victory by a final of 95-75 when they faced the University of Mobile Rams. The Jaguars snagged 28 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 44 in this game. They also blocked 3 attempts while recording 12 steals for this game. The Rams committed 19 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Jaguars to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. In reference to shooting from downtown, South Alabama converted 11 of their 23 tries (47.8%). Overall, the Jaguars went 34 for 69 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.3%. The Jaguars permitted the Rams to convert 27 out of 64 tries from the field which had them shooting 42.2% for the matchup. They shot 40.5% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 17 out of 42 and finished the game at 4 out of 7 from the free throw line (57.1%). When talking about rebounding, South Alabama permitted Mobile to collect 29 in total (9 offensive).
Michael Flowers was important for the Jaguars in this contest. He converted 7 out of 13 for the contest giving him a rate of 53.8%, which earned him 25 points. Flowers collected 3 rebounds in his 39 minutes and added 3 dimes for the game. Someone else that ended up being a major factor for South Alabama was Tyreke Locure. He accumulated 15 points in his 34 minutes on the court by going 5 out of 13 from the floor in this contest. Locure ended the game having shot 38.5% from the floor in addition to contributing 4 dimes and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Jacksonville State (+7.5)
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