SBC foes will battle when the Little Rock Trojans (11-6, 5-1 SBC) go head-to-head against the South Alabama Jaguars (10-7, 3-3 SBC) at the Jack Stephens Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
South Alabama Jaguars at Little Rock Trojans Odds Preview
In the Jaguars’ last game, they defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 75-59. Josh Ajayi was the game’s high scorer with 20 points on 6-for-10 shooting. South Alabama played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.521 (above their season average of 0.278) and a turnover percentage of 13.6 (better than their season average of 15.7). For those same stats, Arkansas State was 0.217 and 25.8, respectively.
The Trojans are hoping for a better outcome after their 76-71 loss to the Troy Trojans in their last game. Ruot Monyyong led Little Rock in scoring with 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Troy was lights out from beyond the arc (15-31; 48.4 percent). Little Rock, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.3 (above their season average of 32.4).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Trojans won both matchups played against each other last season. In the last matchup, Little Rock won 73-68. The Trojans dominated every facet of the game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.540 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.6. For those same stats, the Jaguars were 0.396 and 17.6, respectively.
Look for Little Rock to own the offensive glass in this showdown. The Trojans rank 58th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.2 percent), while South Alabama ranks 290th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.1 percent).
South Alabama vs. Little Rock Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Little Rock, ATS Winner – Little Rock, O/U – Over
The Jaguars rank 47th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while the Trojans rank 83rd (6.2).
South Alabama ranks 237th in three pointers attempted per game (18.1) while Little Rock ranks 262nd (16.4).
South Alabama ranks 45th in blocks per game (4.4) while Little Rock ranks 138th (2.7).
The Trojans rank sixth in rebounds allowed per game (29.2) while the Jaguars rank 90th (33.6).
Little Rock ranks 48th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while South Alabama ranks 131st (12.8).
The Trojans’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.2, down from 2.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Jaguars have scored an average of 65.2 points per game (7.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 57.2 points per game (11.5 below their season average).