SBC foes will clash when the South Alabama Jaguars (12-9, 5-5 SBC) go head-to-head with the Little Rock Trojans (14-7, 8-2 SBC) at the Mitchell Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Little Rock Trojans vs. South Alabama Jaguars ATS Preview
The last time the Trojans played, they dismantled the Troy Trojans, 81-63. Ruot Monyyong was the top scorer from either team with 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Little Rock dominated nearly every facet of the matchup. They had a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.551 (above their season average of 0.514) and a turnover percentage of 12.5 (better than their season average of 20.7). For those same stats, Troy put up marks of 0.389 and 17.5, respectively.
The Jaguars are hoping for a better outcome after their 75-71 loss to the Arkansas State Red Wolves in their last game. Josh Ajayi was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points on 7-for-14 shooting. Arkansas State was lights out from beyond the arc (10-25; 40.0 percent). South Alabama, on the other hand, forced the Red Wolves into a turnover percentage of 21.3 (above their season average of 16.8).
The aggressive South Alabama offense might be getting to the free throw line a lot in this showdown. The Jaguars rank sixth in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.308, while Little Rock is among the nation’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 165th-ranked FTA rate of 0.214).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Jaguars won 52-43. The Jaguars played a nearly perfect game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.289 and a turnover percentage of 22.1. The Trojans recorded marks of 0.128 and 31.6, respectively, for those same stats. Ajayi was a top performer in the victory, with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Little Rock Trojans at South Alabama Jaguars Betting Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Little Rock, ATS Winner – Little Rock, O/U – Under
The Trojans rank 283rd in three pointers attempted per game (16.6) while the Jaguars rank 226th in three pointers allowed per game (24.3).
South Alabama ranks 62nd in blocked shots (4.0 per game) while Little Rock ranks 84th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
Little Rock ranks 30th in assists allowed per game (10.3) while South Alabama ranks 158th (13.2).
The Jaguars rank 32nd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Trojans rank 139th (6.8).
Little Rock ranks 166th in rebounds per game (35.4) while South Alabama ranks 248th (33.0).
The Jaguars’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.6, up from 3.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Trojans have scored an average of 67.8 points per game (2.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 60.6 points per game (5.1 below their season average).