Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Jaguars versus the Tigers? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 144 points, and Jackson State is favored by -1 to win at home against Southern.

SOUTHERN JAGUARS VS JACKSON STATE TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Jackson State Tigers -1

This game will be played at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center at 9:00 ET on Monday, February 5th.

WHY BET THE JACKSON STATE TIGERS:

  • 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 -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can Southern Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

After a 78-54 win over Mississippi Valley State, Southern will look to win their third straight game as they come into this matchup with a 12-9 record. So far, they have gone 5-2 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play and 7-7 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Jaguars have struggled this year, going just 3-9, and they have lost two straight away from home. For the season, their average scoring margin on the road is -14.6 compared to +18.2 at home.

As the underdog this season, Southern has a 2-7 record vs. the spread and an overall ATS mark of 8-9. On the road, the Jaguars are just 3-9 vs. the spread this year and have gone 0-2 ATS in their last three road games. Their last 10 ATS mark as the underdog is 2-8.

Today's over/under line of 144 is lower than the average over/under line in Southern's games this season (146.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points, which is lower than their season average of 145.6. So far this year, their over/under record is 7-10.

The Jaguars' offense wrapped up their last game with 78 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 74.9 points per contest. The team's top scorer is Tai'reon Joseph, who enters today's matchup with an average of 20.5, while Brandon Davis also carries a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.

The Jaguars' defense is presently ranked 158th nationally, allowing an average of 71.5 points per contest. So far, the Southern defense is giving up an average of 8.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.4 times per game (632nd).

Will the Tigers Defense Show Up at Home?

Despite their recent struggles, Jackson State has been much better at home this season, going 3-2 compared to 4-11 on the road. Over their last 10 games at home, the Tigers have gone 7-3. Today, they enter as one-point favorites, and they are 4-5 this season when favored.

Overall, Jackson State is 8-13 this season, and they have lost three straight games. Their record in Southwestern Athletic Conference games is 4-4 compared to 4-9 in non-conference matchups. In their most recent game, the Tigers fell to Grambling State by a score of 70-62.

Against the spread, Jackson State has a mark of 12-8 this season. At home, they are 3-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are 5-5. In their last three home games, their ATS record is 1-2.

Today's over/under line of 144 is lower than the average over/under line in Jackson State's games this season (146.5). So far, 15 of their games have had higher over/under lines than 144. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 153 points.

In their most recent game, the Jackson State offense concluded with only 62 points against Grambling State. Throughout the game, they made 7/29 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 35.4%. Ken Evans was the leading scorer for the Tigers, putting up 15 points. In addition, Chase Adams contributed 14 points.

Facing Southern, Jackson State aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.8 points allowed per game (285th). So far, the Jackson State defense is giving up an average of 9.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.3 times per game (676th).