Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Gamecocks and Bulldogs. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bulldogs at Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 130.5 points, and Louisiana Tech is favored by -10.5 vs. Jacksonville State in a Conference USA conference matchup.

JACKSONVILLE STATE GAMECOCKS VS LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Jacksonville State Gamecocks +10.5

This game will be played at Thomas Assembly Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE JACKSONVILLE STATE GAMECOCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Even though we have Louisiana Tech winning straight-up, we like Jacksonville State at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 130.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Are the Gamecocks Ready for a Road Win?

After 25 games, Jacksonville State has a record of 12-13, including a 4-6 mark in Conference USA. Today, they are 10.5-point underdogs against Louisiana Tech, and their average scoring differential on the road is -0.2.

So far, the Gamecocks have gone 4-8 on the road, and they have lost four straight games away from home. For the season, they have been the underdog 13 times and have gone 4-9 in those games.

As the underdog this season, Jacksonville State has gone 6-6-1 vs. the spread. On the road, the Gamecocks are 6-5-1 ATS and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have a mark of 5-4-1. In their last three road games, JSU is 0-2-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Jacksonville State is 9-14. In their games, the average scoring total is 133.1 points, which is 2.3 points lower than the average over/under line of 135.4. Today’s over/under line is 130.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

Coming off their recent game, the Jacksonville State offense tallied 59 points in a matchup against Western Kentucky. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.9%, and they made 1 three. Leading the team in scoring is Kyky Tandy, who is averaging 18.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Juwan Perdue also maintains a PPG average of 8.6 heading into game.

The Gamecocks’ defense is presently ranked 29th nationally, allowing an average of 65.0 points per contest. Against Western Kentucky in their most recent game, the Jacksonville State defense gave up a total of 70 points while allowing Western Kentucky to hit 37% of their shots.

Is It the Bulldogs Game to Lose at Home?

After losing two straight games, Louisiana Tech will look to get back on track as they host Jacksonville State. On the season, the Bulldogs have gone 16-8, including an 8-1 record at home. As the favorite, they are 12-3.

So far this year, Louisiana Tech has gone 6-3 in Conference USA games, compared to a 10-5 record in non-conference matchups. In their last game, the Bulldogs lost to Liberty, 65-62. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone an impressive 9-1.

As the favorite this season, Louisiana Tech has gone 10-5 vs. the spread. At home, the Bulldogs are 6-3 ATS this year and they have gone 5-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. Over their last three games as the favorite, Louisiana Tech is 2-1 ATS.

This season, the over/under record in Louisiana Tech games is 10-11. So far, the average point total in their games is 137 points. Today’s over/under line of 130.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (138.1). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 143 points compared to their season average of 137 points.

In their most recent game, the Louisiana Tech offense concluded with only 62 points against Liberty. Throughout the game, they made 4/13 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 51.9%. Leading Louisiana Tech in scoring vs. Liberty was Isaiah Crawford with his 19 points. Daniel Batcho also added 18 points for the Bulldogs.

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 13th in the country at 63.6 points per contest. Louisiana Tech’s three-point defense is currently 40th in the country at 5.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.3% of their shots vs. Louisiana Tech.