The Southern University Jaguars (10-15, 7-5 SWAC) look to extend a five-game home winning streak when they clash against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (3-22, 2-10 SWAC) at F.G. Clark Center. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 17, 2020.
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Southern University Jaguars Betting Preview
The Delta Devils were beaten by the Alcorn State Braves in their last matchup, 92-88. Caleb Hunter had a solid game for Mississippi Valley State, recording 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Alcorn State did a great job of making free throws (20-23; 87.0 percent). Mississippi Valley State, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (12.3 vs. 15.6).
The last time the Jaguars took the court, they thoroughly outplayed the UAPB Golden Lions, 73-49. With 19 points on 9-for-11 shooting, Skyler Baggs was the top scorer from either team. Southern University played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 39.4 (above their season average of 31.7) and a turnover percentage of 14.4 (better than their season average of 17.4). For those same stats, UAPB had marks of 18.2 and 23.3, respectively.
The offensive glass could be a huge edge for Southern University in this matchup. The Jaguars rank 66th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.0 percent), while Mississippi Valley State ranks 345th in defensive rebounding percentage (64.7 percent).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Jaguars won 74-70. The Jaguars played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.449 and a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 36.4. For those same stats, the Delta Devils had marks of 0.145 and 15.8, respectively. In the loss, Hunter led all scorers on the team with 26 points.
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils vs. Southern University Jaguars ATS Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Southern University, ATS Winner – Southern University, O/U – Over
The Delta Devils rank 67th in steals per game (7.4) while the Jaguars rank 78th in steals allowed per game (5.9).
Southern University ranks 27th in rebounds allowed per game (31.4) while Mississippi Valley State ranks 300th (48.5).
The Jaguars rank 14th in three pointers allowed per game (17.0) while the Delta Devils rank 272nd (25.4).
Southern University ranks 32nd in assists allowed per game (10.6) while Mississippi Valley State ranks 275th (19.6).
The Jaguars have outscored opponents by an average of 7.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Southern University has been defeated by an average of 1.4 points.
During their last five games, the Delta Devils have scored an average of 71.8 points per game (2.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 83.0 points per game (6.8 below their season average).