Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Tigers versus the Wildcats? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on PEAC. The game will be played at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 138.5 points, with the Wildcats being the favored team playing at home against the Tigers.

JACKSON STATE TIGERS VS NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Jackson State Tigers +17.5

This game will be played at Welsh-Ryan Arena at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.

WHY BET THE JACKSON STATE TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Northwestern winning straight-up, we like Jackson State at +17.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Tigers Grab a Win in Evanston?

Today, Jackson State will play their 13th game of the season against Northwestern. So far this year, they have a record of 4-8. All of the Tigers' games this season have been played on the road. As of today, Jackson State holds a 6-4 record against the spread. In their last ten games this season, Jackson State has been successful in covering the spread, going 4-0.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Jackson State has an over/under record of 7-3-0, with their games averaging 152.3 points per game on average. The Tigers' last five games have culminated with an average of 149 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

Jackson State finished with 76 points in their game against Gonzaga. This total surpasses their season-average of 69.2 points per game. Offensively, the Tigers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, placing them 365th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 305th in terms of percentage and 280th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Tigers' defense is positioned 266th in the country, permitting 80.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Gonzaga, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 100 points vs. Jackson State.

Can the Wildcats Lock in a Home Win?

Northwestern is entering their 12th game of the season with a record of 9-2. In their first 11 games, the Wildcats have played two games on the road and have a 1-1 record, while they have played six games at home and have a perfect 6-0 record. Regarding Northwestern's ATS performance, they currently hold a 3-3-2 record. Looking at their last ten games, Northwestern has gone 3-1-1 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 11 games, Northwestern has an over/under record of 3-5-0, with their games averaging 135.8 points per game on average. When looking at the Wildcats' last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 119 points per game.

The Northwestern offense is coming off a game where they scored 56 points against DePaul. They posted a field goal percentage of 35.6% and connected on 8 threes. The team's scoring leader is Boo Buie, who holds an average of 18.5 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Brooks Barnhizer is averaging 13.9 points per game this season.

So far this season, the Northwestern defense has been performing well, ranking 53rd in the country at 64.8 points allowed per contest. Northwestern's three-point defense is currently 106th in the country at 7.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.8% of their shots vs. Northwestern.