The Gamecocks and Lions are set to face off at 8:15 ET on ESPN+. The Lions will host the game at Flowers Hall in Florence, AL. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Lions as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 144 points.
JACKSONVILLE STATE GAMECOCKS VS NORTH ALABAMA LIONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: North Alabama Lions -2
This game will be played at Flowers Hall at 8:15 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE NORTH ALABAMA LIONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Lions.
- Not only will North Alabama pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for the Gamecocks?
Jacksonville State, who has played two games so far this season, comes into their third game with a 1-1 record. In their previous five road games, including last year, Jacksonville State has gone 2-3. As Jacksonville State enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 1-1. Taking a look at their performance over the last three games, the school has a 1-2 ATS record and an average scoring margin of +15.
So far, Jacksonville State’s games have averaged 129.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 140 points. In their most recent three games, the Gamecocks’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 75 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Jacksonville State offense ended with 57 points against West Virginia. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 34.4% and made 10 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Kyky Tandy, who is averaging 16.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Quincy Clark also maintains a PPG average of 13.7 heading into game.
At present, the Gamecocks’ defense is nationally ranked 42nd, allowing 64.0 points per game. The Jacksonville State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 70 points and allowed West Virginia to connect on 8 threes.
Can North Alabama Pull Off a Home Win?
The Lions have a record of 1-1 heading into today’s game, having lost their most recent game to Mississippi State by a score of 81-54. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, North Alabama has a record of 4-6. Heading into today’s game, North Alabama holds a 1-1 record against the spread. Over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, North Alabama has gone 6-3 ATS.
So far, North Alabama’s games have averaged 142.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 141.2 points. The Lions have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 81 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
In their latest game, North Alabama offense put up 54 points against Mississippi State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 33.9% and made 4 threes. Tim Smith Jr. led the scoring for the Lions, contributing 11 points. Additionally, KJ Johnson chipped in with 11 points.
Currently, the Lions’ defense holds the 77th rank in the nation, allowing 69.3 points per game. Against Mississippi State in their most recent game, the North Alabama defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing Mississippi State to hit 47% of their shots.