Betting on today's Tigers and Tigers game? Catch the action at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on TNT. The over/under for this game is set at 137.5 points, and Jackson State is favored by -3.5 vs. Grambling State in a Southwestern Athletic conference matchup.


The Pick: Grambling State Tigers +3.5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Jackson State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Will the Tigers Defense Show Up on the Road?

Grambling State comes into this game as the underdog, as they have gone just 2-10 when not favored this season. They will look to snap their two-game losing streak after falling to UAPB by a score of 86-70. So far this year, the Tigers have gone 8-12, including a 5-2 record in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.

On the road, Grambling State has gone just 2-8, and they have been outscored by an average of 17.7 points per game. Their record over the last 10 games away from home is 2-8, and they are coming off a road win.

Grambling State has an ATS record of 7-10 this season. On the road, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Tigers are 5-7 vs. the spread. Their last 3 road ATS mark is 2-1 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 137.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Grambling State's games this year (137.2), but the average scoring total in their games (133.2) is lower. So far, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The Tigers' offense finished with 70 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 65.8 points per contest. Tra'Michael Moton led the scoring for the Tigers, contributing 26 points. Additionally, Jourdan Smith chipped in with 15 points.

In terms of defense, Grambling State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.0 points per game. The Grambling State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 86 points and allowed UAPB to connect on 8 threes.

Can the Tigers Please their Home Crowd?

Through 20 games, Jackson State has an overall record of 8-12. They are 4-3 in Southwestern Athletic Conference matchups compared to a 4-9 mark in non-conference games. At home, the Tigers are 3-1, and their average scoring margin is +3.8.

Over their last 10 games at home, Jackson State has gone 7-3. They have won four of their last five games at home and are 2-1 in their previous three contests.

As the favorite this season, Jackson State has gone 4-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have an ATS mark of 6-4.

Today's over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 147 in Jackson State's games this season. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 154 points.

Jackson State's offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Florida A&M, finishing the game with a total of 86 points. Their season average is now 71.1 points per game. In terms of offense, the Tigers have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, putting them 367th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 281st in percentage and 235th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the Jackson State defense is giving up an average of 78.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Florida A&M, the Rattlers finished with a field goal percentage of 58% and a total of 88 points vs. Jackson State.