Planning on watching today’s Jaguars and Panthers game? Catch the action at William Nicks Building in Prairie View, TX, as the Panthers hosts this showdown at 6:30 ET on None. Southern is favored by -2 in this Southwestern Athletic conference matchup the against Prairie View A&M. The over/under for the game is set at 143.5 points.

SOUTHERN JAGUARS VS PRAIRIE VIEW A&M PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Prairie View A&M Panthers +2

This game will be played at William Nicks Building at 6:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE PRAIRIE VIEW A&M PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Not only will Prairie View A&M pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Jaguars Grab a Win in Prairie View?

Heading into their matchup with Prairie View A&M, Southern has won five straight games, and they are 15-9 overall. In conference play, the Jaguars are 8-2, compared to 7-7 in non-conference games. On the road, Southern has gone 4-9 this season, and their average scoring margin is -12.8 points per game.

As the favorite, the Jaguars are 8-2 this year, and their average scoring margin at home is +15.6. So far, Southern has played 10 games as the favorite, and they have gone 8-2. Most recently, they defeated Alabama State by a score of 73-62.

When looking at Southern’s ATS record this season, they are currently at .500 with a mark of 10-10. However, they have been much better vs. the spread when favored, going 7-3. On the road, the Jaguars are 4-9 ATS, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 7-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Southern games is 7-13 and today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (145.8). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. However, the average scoring total in their last three games is just 133 points.

The Jaguars’ offense wrapped up their last game with 73 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 74.5 points per contest. Tai’reon Joseph is leading the team in scoring at 20.5 points per contest. Brandon Davis has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.1 going into the game.

At this time, the Jaguars’ defense is positioned 128th in the country, permitting 70.4 points per game. Against Alabama State in their most recent game, the Southern defense gave up a total of 62 points while allowing Alabama State to hit 42% of their shots.

Will the Prairie View A&M Defense Show Up at Home?

So far this season, Prairie View A&M has a 10-14 record. In Southwestern Athletic Conference play, the Panthers are 6-6. At home, they are 4-2, and their average scoring margin is +2.7. As the underdog, they are 4-12.

Most recently, the Panthers defeated Florida A&M by a score of 61-58. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2.

As the underdog, Prairie View A&M has gone just 7-9 against the spread this season. At home, the Panthers are just 1-5 vs. the spread this year and have gone just 2-5-1 in their last 10 home games.

This season, the over/under record in Prairie View A&M games is 12-11. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 143.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Prairie View A&M offense tallied 61 points in a matchup against Florida A&M. Their field goal percentage for the game was 35.9%, and they made 3 threes. The team’s top scorer is Charles Smith IV, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.3, while Javontae Hopkins also carries a PPG average of 13.7 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Prairie View A&M is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.4 points per game (274th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Prairie View A&M’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.5% this season.