Jacksonville State at Belmont: 2/18/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Jacksonville State at Belmont: 2/18/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Belmont Bruins (22-1) vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks (14-7)

Game Info: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Curb Event Center)

Betting Odds: Belmont Bruins -11 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Belmont Bruins face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Curb Event Center. 

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks come into this game with a 14-7 record overall and they have won four games in a row. Each of the last three games, Jacksonville State has also come away with a cover of the spread. In the last game against SIU Edwardsville, the offense was strong putting up 80 points and that led to a 20 point victory. Jacksonville State is averaging 72.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.6 points per game. Jacksonville state is shooting 45 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Darian Adams has been the best player for Jacksonville State averaging 14.5 points. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Belmont Bruins who sit with a 22-1 record and they have won ten games in a row. During that ten game stretch, Belmont has also come away with covers in eight of their last ten games. In the last game against Morehead State the defense was strong giving up only 58 points and that was the difference. Belmont on the season is averaging 83.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.3 points per game. Belmont is shooting 51.4 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from behind the three point line. Nick Muszyunski has been the best player for Belmont averaging 15 points while shooting 59.1 percent from the field. 

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The over is 7-1-1 in Jacksonville State’s last nine games overall. Jacksonville State is 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games played on Thursday. The over is 8-3 in Belmont’s last 11 games overall Belmont is 23-9-1 against the spread in their last 33 games overall. 

Belmont is the better team and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for Belmont to run up the score, Jacksonville State is going to have no answer, and Belmont will come away with a cover of the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Belmont -11

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