Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Jaguars versus the Bobcats? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Strahan Arena at the University Events Center in San Marcos, TX. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 142.5 points, and Texas State is favored by -2.5 to win at home against South Alabama.
SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS VS TEXAS STATE BOBCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas State Bobcats -2.5
This game will be played at Strahan Arena at the University Events Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE TEXAS STATE BOBCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Bobcats.
- Not only will Texas State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Can the Jaguars Grab a Win on the Road?
South Alabama enters this game as the underdog, as they are getting 2.5 points on the road. The Jaguars are 10-11 overall this season and have dropped their last three games.
For the year, South Alabama is 3-6 in Sun Belt play and 7-5 in non-conference action. On the road, the team is 4-6, and they are coming off an 83-79 loss to Troy.
South Alabama has an ATS record of 10-8 this season and they are 6-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Jaguars have gone 6-4 vs. the spread this year and they are 3-0 ATS in their last 3 games as the underdog.
This season, the over/under record for South Alabama games is 11-7, and today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.6). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 157 points.
The South Alabama offense is coming off a game in which they scored 79 points vs. Troy. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.5% while connecting on 11 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Isiah Gaiter, who holds an average of 15.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tyrell Jones is averaging 12.5 points per game this season.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, South Alabama is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 78.1 points per game (286th). In their previous game vs. Troy, the Trojans finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 83 points vs. South Alabama.
Are the Bobcats Ready for a Home Win?
Despite their struggles at home this season, the Texas State Bobcats enter tonight’s game as 2.5-point favorites over South Alabama. Texas State has lost six straight games at home and is just 1-6 on the season at home. They are also just 4-6 in their last ten games at home.
Overall, Texas State has gone 7-14 this season, including a 1-8 mark in Sun Belt Conference games. They have lost four straight games and are 6-6 in non-conference games.
As the favorite this season, Texas State has gone 3-3 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bobcats are 5-5 vs. the spread. In their three most recent home games, Texas State is 0-3 ATS.
This season, the over/under record for Texas State games is 9-10 and the average over/under line in their games is 138.1. So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 142.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 135 points.
The Texas State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 46 points versus Louisiana-Lafayette. During the game, they attempted 12 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 35.3%. On the offensive front, the Bobcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 270th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 340th in terms of percentage and 358th in three-pointers made.
The Bobcats’ defense is presently ranked 168th nationally, allowing an average of 72.0 points per contest. Against Louisiana-Lafayette in their most recent game, the Texas State defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Louisiana-Lafayette to hit 42% of their shots.