The Prairie View A&M Panthers (13-11, 9-2 SWAC) will attempt to continue a seven-game home winning streak when they clash against the Jackson State Tigers (10-15, 7-5 SWAC) at William Nicks Center. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, February 17, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Jackson State Tigers vs. Prairie View A&M Panthers Odds Preview
The Tigers lost a close one to the Texas Southern Tigers in their last matchup, 77-74. Roland Griffin put together a good performance for Jackson State, leading the team in scoring with 21 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Texas Southern had an offensive rebounding percentage of 52.4 (above their season average of 30.5). Jackson State, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.582 (above their season average of 0.452).
In the Panthers’ previous game, they beat the Grambling State Tigers, 75-69. Devonte Patterson was a key piece for Prairie View A&M with 20 points and 17 rebounds. The Panthers had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 46.9 (above their season average of 28.5) and had a turnover percentage of 13.1 (better than their season average of 18.3).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Panthers won 74-60. The Panthers dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.463 and a turnover percentage of 17.1. The Tigers were 0.264 and 27.8, respectively, for those same stats. Darius Williams was the game’s top overall scorer with 27 points.
It might be a mistake-prone game for the Prairie View A&M offense. Prairie View A&M ranks 279th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.5 percent), while the disruptive defense of Jackson State forces the 25th-most turnovers in the nation (23.2 percent).
Jackson State at Prairie View A&M ATS Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Jackson State, ATS Winner – Jackson State, O/U – Under
The Panthers rank 265th in rebounds per game (32.6) while the Tigers rank 273rd (32.1).
Jackson State ranks 17th in three pointers allowed per game (17.2) while Prairie View A&M ranks 98th (20.4).
The Panthers rank 15th in steals per game (8.9) while the Tigers rank 81st in steals allowed per game (5.9).
Jackson State ranks 60th in blocks per game (3.9) while Prairie View A&M ranks 119th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
The Panthers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.4, up from 2.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 72.2 points per game (5.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 59.0 points per game (10.4 below their season average).