Jacksonville Gamecocks vs North Alabama prediction

NCAA Basketball: Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. North Alabama Lions Prediction 11/18/2023

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (1-1) travel to face off against the North Alabama Lions (1-1) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at Flowers Hall in Florence and televised on ESPN+. Both Jacksonville State and North Alabama will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:15 ET.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs North Alabama Lions

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With today’s game approaching, the Gamecocks come in with a 1-1 record after falling to West Virginia by a score of 70-57. Looking back at their previous ten road games, which includes last year, Jacksonville State has a 2-8 record. Heading into their game against North Alabama, Jacksonville State holds an ATS record of 1-1. In their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Jacksonville State has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

After two games, Jacksonville State has an over/under record of 0-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 129.5 points per game so far. Looking at the Gamecocks’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 75 points per game.

The North Alabama Lions Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

North Alabama comes into today’s game with a 1-1 record, having lost their previous game to Mississippi State (81-54). In their last ten home games, including those from last year, the Lions have a 4-6 record. Heading into their game against Jacksonville State, North Alabama currently holds a 1-1 ATS record. Over their last ten games, including the previous season, North Alabama has gone 6-3 vs. the spread.

North Alabama’s games have, on average, featured 142.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.2 points so far. When assessing the Lions’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-0, with their games averaging 86 points per game.

Jacksonville State Offense Breakdown

The Jacksonville State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 57 points versus West Virginia. During the game, they attempted 26 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 34.4%. Kyky Tandy led the scoring for the Gamecocks, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Quincy Clark chipped in with 13 points.

Kyky Tandy (G) 16.7 1.7 1.0
Quincy Clark (G) 13.7 1.3 3.3
Marcellus Brigham Jr. (F) 9.7 6.7 1.3

North Alabama Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the North Alabama offense ended with 54 points against Mississippi State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 33.9% and made 4 threes. Leading North Alabama in scoring vs. Mississippi State was Tim Smith Jr. with his 11 points. KJ Johnson also added 11 points for the Lions.

KJ Johnson (G) 14.0 1.3 1
Tim Smith Jr. (F) 11.0 7.0 1
Josiah Fulcher (G) 10.7 5.7 0

Jacksonville State Team Defense

So far, the Gamecocks’ defense is ranked 42nd in the country at 64.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. West Virginia, the Mountaineers finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 70 points vs. Jacksonville State.

North Alabama Team Defense

At this time, the Lions’ defense is positioned 77th in the country, permitting 69.3 points per game. Against Mississippi State in their most recent game, the North Alabama defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing Mississippi State to hit 47% of their shots.

Gamecocks vs Lions Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Jacksonville State has an ATS record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 67 points per game.
  • Although North Alabama has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 50 points per game in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Gamecocks have a straight up record of 2-8. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
  • The Lions have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

Gamecocks vs Lions Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Lions to secure the win, with an expected final score of 74-71. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -2.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 144 and our model has the Gamecocks and Lions finishing with a combined 145 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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