Looking to win big? The Jaguars and Braves face off at 4:00 ET on None. The Braves are hosting the game at Davey L. Whitney Complex in Lorman, MS. The odds for this Southwestern Athletic conference game currently have Alcorn State as the -1 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 145.5 points.
SOUTHERN JAGUARS VS ALCORN STATE BRAVES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Alcorn State Braves -1
This game will be played at Davey L. Whitney Complex at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE ALCORN STATE BRAVES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Braves.
- Not only will Alcorn State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can the Jaguars Lock in a Win at Lorman?
So far this season, Southern has been much better at home than on the road. They are a perfect 5-0 at home, compared to just 3-9 on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road is -14.6, compared to +18.2 at home. Southern’s record as the underdog is 2-7, and they have been the underdog in 9 of their 20 games.
Southern comes into this game with a record of 11-9, and they are currently on a two-game winning streak. In the Southwestern Athletic Conference, they are 5-2, and their non-conference record is 6-7. In their last game, they beat Mississippi Valley State 78-54.
As the underdog, Southern has gone just 2-7 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Jaguars have an ATS mark of 2-8. On the road, Southern has gone just 3-9 vs. the spread this year.
So far this season, the over/under record for Southern games is 7-10. Today’s line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.6). This year, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 139 points.
The Southern offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Mississippi Valley State. They posted a field goal percentage of 53.1% and connected on 9 threes. Leading Southern in scoring vs. Mississippi Valley State was Tai’reon Joseph with his 18 points. Brandon Davis also added 16 points for the Jaguars.
At this time, the Jaguars’ defense is positioned 160th in the country, permitting 71.6 points per game. The Southern defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 54 points and allowed Mississippi Valley State to connect on 9 threes.
Is It the Braves Game to Lose at Home?
Alcorn State is favored by 1 point at home against Southern. They are 5-15 overall this season, including a 4-3 record in Southwestern Athletic Conference games. The Braves have won three straight games.
Alcorn State’s record at home this season is 1-1, and they are 7-3 in their last 10 games at home. For the year, they have been favored in four games, going 3-1.
Alcorn State has an ATS record of 9-10 this season and they are 3-1 vs. the spread when favored. Their home ATS mark is just 1-1 this year and they are 2-7 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record in Alcorn State games is 11-8. Today’s line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (147.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points.
In their most recent game, the Braves’ offense tallied 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 69.6 points per game. The top scorer for the Braves was Jeremiah Kendall with 19 points, while Byron Joshua also added 13 to the scoreboard.
At present, the Braves’ defense is nationally ranked 318th, allowing 82.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Alcorn State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 47.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 38.0% this season.