Planning on watching today’s Delta Devils and Tigers game? Catch the action at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 3:30 ET on HBCU. This Southwestern Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 134.5 points, and Jackson State is favored to win by -17 at home vs. Mississippi Valley State.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE DELTA DEVILS VS JACKSON STATE TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils +17

This game will be played at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center at 3:30 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE DELTA DEVILS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Jackson State winning straight-up, we like Mississippi Valley State at +17.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Will Mississippi Valley State Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Mississippi Valley State is 1-29 overall, and they have lost two straight games. They are 1-15 in Southwestern Athletic Conference action compared to 0-14 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Delta Devils have gone 0-21, and they have lost their last 21 games away from home by an average of 28.8 points per game. For the season, they have been outscored by an average of 19.7 points per game.

As the underdog, Mississippi Valley State has an ATS record of 12-17 this season. On the road, their ATS mark sits at 9-12, and over their last three road games, they are 3-0 vs. the spread. Against the spread as the underdog, the Delta Devils have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Mississippi Valley State games is 14-15. Today’s line of 134.5 is pretty close to the average over/under line in their games this year of 135.2. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 131 points compared to their season average of 134.1 points per game.

The Mississippi Valley State offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against Alcorn State. They posted a field goal percentage of 52.1% and connected on 8 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Rayquan Brown who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.4. Donovan Sanders also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.2.

At this time, the Delta Devils’ defense is positioned 308th in the country, permitting 77.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Mississippi Valley State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 48.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 38.2% this season.

Will the Tigers Come Through as Home Favorites?

As a 17-point favorite, Jackson State has gone 10-6 this season when favored. The Tigers have won three straight games at home and are 6-3 overall at home this year.

For the season, Jackson State has a record of 14-16, including a 10-6 mark in Southwestern Athletic Conference action. The Tigers have a scoring margin of +2.9 at home compared to -7.8 on the road.

As the favorite, Jackson State has gone just 7-9 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have a record of 3-7 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Jackson State games is 15-13 and today’s line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points and their over/under record during this span is 3-0.

Jackson State is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 89 points vs. UAPB. This figure is more than their season average of 71.6 points per game. Offensively, the Tigers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 345th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 200th in terms of percentage and 248th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Tigers’ defense is positioned 276th in the country, permitting 75.9 points per game. Against UAPB, the Tigers’ defense gave up 84 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, UAPB only made 10 free-throws.