Prairie View A&M vs. Jackson State - 2/17/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jackson State Tigers (10-15) at Prairie View A&M Panthers (13-11)
College Basketball: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm (William Nicks Center)
The Line: Prairie View A&M Panthers -8 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Prairie View A&M Panthers (13-11) will host the Jackson State Tigers (10-15) on Monday, February 17th for a SWAC Conference match up at the William Nicks Building in Prairie View, TX .The game is scheduled for a 8:00 pm central tip off.
The Panthers will come into this game red hot after winning 4 of their last 5 games. In the most recent match up against Grambling State the Panthers were able to overcome a slow start where they fell behind 29-37. The Panthers were able to pick it up in the second half shooting an impressive 57.6% from the field taking a 75-69 victory. The Panthers were led by Gerard Andrus with 21 points and 6 rebounds.
On the season, Prairie View is averaging 71 points per game while shooting 44% from the field. They are holding their opponents to 68.6 points per game for a differential of 2.4 points. The Panthers are led by the senior pair of Devonte Patterson and Gerard Andrus who are both averaging 14 points per game. The Panthers record for the season doesn’t do them justice as they are an impressive 9-2 in conference and played a very tough non-conference schedule against a number of Power 5 schools.
Jackson State will come into this match up after a close loss to Texas Southern 74-77. The Tigers took an 11 point lead going into the half but let it slip in the second as they were outscored 35-49. Jackson State was led by Roland Griffin who finished with 21 points and 6 assists.
On the season, Jackson State is averaging 67 points per game while giving up 69.4. They are currently led by Tristan Jarrett with 17.8 points per game with Roland Griffin also chipping in 16.4 points per game.
Jackson State has impressed ATS as of late going 4-1 in their last 5 games. Whereas Prairie View is only 2-3 ATS in their last 5 although going 4-1 straight up . These two teams played only a few weeks ago in January with the Panthers taking a comfortable 14 point victory. Prairie View is obviously the better team but 8 points may be too many especially with Jackson State playing well as of late. I'm going to take the points with Jackson State to keep it close in this one.