Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Governors versus the Dolphins? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Swisher Gymnasium in Jacksonville, FL. Austin Peay come into this Atlantic Sun conference matchup as the -2 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 139 points.
AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS VS JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Jacksonville Dolphins +2
This game will be played at Swisher Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.
WHY BET THE JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Dolphins.
- Not only will Jacksonville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Does Austin Peay Have a Shot at a Road Win?
The Austin Peay Governors head into this game with a 10-12 record and a two-game losing streak. So far, they are 3-4 in Atlantic Sun Conference play compared to their 7-8 non-conference record. On the road, the Governors are 3-11, and they have lost their last four road games.
For the season, Austin Peay has been the favorite in four games, going 3-1. Their average scoring margin on the road is -5.9 points per game, and they most recently lost to Florida Gulf Coast by a score of 73-67.
As the favorite this season, Austin Peay has gone 2-2 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 8-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Governors are 5-5 vs. the spread.
Austin Peay’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-9, and the average point total in their games is 138.7. Today’s over/under line of 139 is slightly higher than their season average OU line of 137.3. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than 139. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 156 points.
In their recent matchup, the Austin Peay offense ended with 67 points against Florida Gulf Coast. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.5% and made 10 threes. Demarcus Sharp is leading the team in scoring at 17.9 points per contest. Ja’Monta Black has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12 going into the game.
At this time, the Governors’ defense is positioned 104th in the country, permitting 68.9 points per game. Austin Peay’s three-point defense is currently 43rd in the country at 5.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.6% of their shots vs. Austin Peay.
Will the Dolphins Come Through as Home Underdogs?
After losing their last three games, Jacksonville enters this game with a 10-11 record. So far, they have gone 1-6 in Atlantic Sun play compared to a 9-5 record in non-conference games. At home, the Dolphins are 5-1 this season, and over their last ten games at home, they have gone 8-2.
Coming into this game, Jacksonville has gone 1-10 as the underdog compared to a 6-1 record as the favorite. On the year, they have been the underdog 11 times. So far, they have gone 2-10 on the road, and their average scoring margin on the road is -17.1 points per game.
As the underdog this season, Jacksonville has gone just 2-9 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark for the year is 6-12. At home, the Dolphins are 4-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Jacksonville is just 2-8 ATS.
So far this season, the over/under record for Jacksonville games is 13-5. The average over/under line in their games is 141.9 and today’s line is 139. This season, 11 of their games have had a higher over/under line than 139 and their games are averaging 148.4 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 142 points scored.
Against Bellarmine, the Jacksonville had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 73.1 points per game. They scored 63 points and posted a field goal percentage of 44.9% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Robert McCray who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.9. Marcus Niblack also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.2.
At present, the Dolphins’ defense is nationally ranked 230th, allowing 74.8 points per game. In today’s game vs. Austin Peay, the Jacksonville defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Jacksonville made 16 free-throws vs. the Dolphins.