Grambling State at Jackson State: 2/22/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Jackson State Tigers (6-5) vs Grambling State Tigers (8-9)
Game Info: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm (Williams Center)
Betting Odds: Jackson State Tigers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Grambling State Tigers and Jackson State Tigers face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at the Williams Assembly Center.
The Grambling State Tigers come into this game with a 9-9 record overall and they have won four of their last five games. The only loss during that stretch was in their last game against Texas Southern, a game they only lost by two points. On the season Grambling State is averaging 66.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.7 points per game. Grambling is shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 32 percent from behind the three point line. Cam Christon has been the best plate for Grambling averaging 12.4 points while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Jackson State Tigers who comes into this game with a 6-5 record overall and they have won six games in a row. The offense has been inconsistent, but during the winning streak, the defense has been strong. Jackson State on the season is averaging 63.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 65.9 points per game. Jackson State is only shooting 39.2 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Tristan Garrett has been the best player for Jackson State averaging 19.5 points while shooting 40.5 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from behind the three point line.
Grambling is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. Jacksonville State 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall. The underdog is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings played between the two teams.
I expect Jackson State’s defense is going to lock down and that will be the difference in this game as points are hard to come by. That defense is going to be the difference as Jackson State comes away with a cover of the spread.