Looking to win big? The Tigers and Braves face off at 4:00 ET on None. The Braves are hosting the game at Davey L. Whitney Complex in Lorman, MS. The odds for this Southwestern Athletic conference game currently have Alcorn State as the -2.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142 points.

JACKSON STATE TIGERS VS ALCORN STATE BRAVES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Alcorn State Braves -2.5

This game will be played at Davey L. Whitney Complex at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE ALCORN STATE BRAVES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Braves.
  • Not only will Alcorn State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?

As the underdog, Jackson State has a record of 3-8 this season. They are coming off a 61-60 win over Bethune-Cookman, and they have won four straight games. On the road, the Tigers are 6-11 this season, and their average scoring margin is -8.5 points per game.

So far, Jackson State has gone 8-6 when favored. This season, they have a record of 12-14, and they are 8-5 in Southwestern Athletic Conference action. In their last 10 games on the road, the Tigers are 5-5, and their record this season is 2-1.

As the underdog, Jackson State has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 8-3. Their overall ATS record is 14-11. On the road, the Tigers are 10-7 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 6-3 ATS in their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Jackson State games is 12-13 and today’s line of 142 is similar to their average over/under line of 146.3. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 130 points, and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-3.

Compared to their season average of 70.7 points per game, Jackson State struggled in their previous game. Against Bethune-Cookman, the Tigers scored 61 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 43.2%. One area that the Jackson State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 93rd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 41%.

At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 251st, allowing 75.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.8 threes per game vs. Alcorn State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.3%.

Can Alcorn State Lock in a Home Win?

Alcorn State enters this game with a 9-17 record, but they have won four straight games to improve their record to 8-4 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. At home, they are 3-2 this season, and their average scoring margin is +3.2 points per game.

For the year, Alcorn State has been the favorite in nine games, going 7-2 in those matchups. In their last game, they defeated Florida A&M by a score of 79-68.

As the favorite this season, Alcorn State has gone 7-2 vs. the spread. Their home ATS record is 3-2, but they have gone 4-4 in their last 10 games at home. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Braves have an ATS mark of 3-0.

So far this season, the over/under record for Alcorn State games is 13-11. On average, their games have finished with 148.6 points, which is 2 points higher than the average over/under line of 146.7. Today’s line of 142 is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (132) and their last five games (133). Over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 3-6.

In their latest game, Alcorn State offense put up 79 points against Florida A&M. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40.6% and made 5 threes. Offensively, the Braves hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 271st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 171st in terms of percentage and 355th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the Alcorn State defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 77.8 points per game (297th). Alcorn State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Florida A&M to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.