Jacksonville State vs. Southeast Missouri State - 2/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Southeast Missouri State (7-20) at Jacksonville State(10-17)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)
The Line: Jacksonville State -9.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (7-20, CONF 3-11) and Jacksonville State Gamecocks (10-17, CONF 5-9) face off in a Ohio Valley Conference showdown at the Pete Mathews Coliseum. The Redhawks knocked off the Gamecocks 76-72 in early February.
The Redhawks have had a lot of issues this season, but they come into this game having won three of the last four games. Even though SE Missouri State has been playing better as of late, they are still looking for their first win of the season on the road.
Away from home the Redhawks are averaging 61.3 points and the defense hasn’t been able to slow down anyone giving up 76.5 points.
Much like the Redhawks, the Gamecocks have had a lot of issues and coming into this game they have won only three of their last ten games.
The last four games for Jacksonville State have been on the road, so they hope returning to the home court will help. The Gamecocks are led by guard De'Torrion Ware who is averaging 12.4 points while shooting 43.4 percent from the field.
In this game the Redhawks need to have the defense step up if they want to come away with a win.
The Redhawks are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 road games. The favorite is 7-1 ATS in their last eight meeting played between the Redhawks and Gamecocks.
The over 9-4 in the Redhawks last 13 games. The over is 13-6 in the Gamecocks last 19 games against Ohio Valley teams. The over is 8-1 in Jacksonville State’s last nine Thursday games.
The Redhawks have been terrible on the road and it’s not going to be any better in this game. Look for the Gamecocks to win this game and cover the spread.