The Cougars and Jaguars are set to face off at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Jaguars will host the game at Mitchell Center in Mobile, AL. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 128.5 points, and the Jaguars are favored to win at home against the Cougars.
SIUE COUGARS VS SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Alabama Jaguars -3.5
This game will be played at Mitchell Center at 1:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Jaguars.
- Not only will South Alabama pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 128.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can SIUE Secure a Road Victory?
SIUE will be playing their fifth game of the season against South Alabama. They are currently 2-2 overall, with an 0-2 record on the road and a 2-0 record at home. Looking at SIUE’s ATS performance, they currently hold a 2-2 record. This season, they have gone 0-2 against the spread on the road, but have a perfect 2-0 ATS record at home.
Thus far, in each of SIUE’s first four games, the combined score has stayed below the over/under lines, resulting in an OU record of 0-4-0. When assessing the Cougars’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 0-3, with their games averaging 62 points per game.
In their most recent game, the SIUE offense concluded with only 60 points against Nicholls. Throughout the game, they made 7/24 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 35.5%. Shamar Wright is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Ray’Sean Taylor brings a PPG average of 12.2 into the game.
Currently, the Cougars’ defense holds the 51st rank in the nation, allowing 64.6 points per game. So far, the SIUE defense is giving up an average of 7.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.4 times per game (229th).
Can the Jaguars Live Up to the Hype at Home?
South Alabama has a 2-1 record heading into their game against SIUE. Looking back at the previous three games where South Alabama was favored, they have a 2-1 record. As of now, South Alabama has a 2-1 record against the spread heading into today’s game. When factoring in their performance from last season, South Alabama is 7-2 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
South Alabama comes in with an over/under record of 1-2-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 143.7 points per game so far. In the Jaguars’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 80 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-1.
South Alabama recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 82 points against Denver. This output exceeded their season average of 73.8 points per game. The South Alabama offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24.8 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 29% of their looks from outside this season.
Coming into the game, South Alabama will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 83.6 points per game (173rd). The South Alabama defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Denver to connect on 8 threes.