Denver vs South Alabama Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23
South Alabama Jaguars (1-2) vs Denver Pioneers (2-1)
Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 4:00 pm (Mitchell Center)
Betting Odds: South Alabama Jaguars -8 -- Over/Under: 150 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Denver Pioneers and South Alabama Jaguars meet Friday in college basketball action at the Mitchell Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Denver Pioneers Betting Preview
The Denver Pioneers look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Denver Pioneers have lost 2 of their first 3 non-home games. The Denver Pioneers are averaging 91.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 85.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Tommy Bruner is averaging 23.3 points and 3.3 assists, while Touko Tainamo is averaging 22.3 points and 12.7 rebounds. Jaxon Brenchley is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Addo-Ankrah is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Denver Pioneers are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Pioneers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
South Alabama Jaguars Betting Preview
The South Alabama Jaguars need a win to rebound from a 1-3 start. The South Alabama Jaguars have lost their first 2 home games this season. The South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 63.3 points on 37.4 percent shooting and allowing 80.3 points on 52.7 percent shooting. Isiah Gaiter is averaging 11.7 points and 3 rebounds, while Judah Brown is averaging 10.3 points and 0.3 assists. Maxwell Land is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Millender is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The South Alabama Jaguars are shooting 22.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The South Alabama Jaguars are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.7 rebounds per game.
The South Alabama Jaguars are the better team on paper and should be favored, but this is a weird spot for both teams. Denver and South Alabama are playing their third game in as many days, so there's sure to be tired legs on both sides. South Alabama has also lost twice now at home. Sorry if I'm not eager to lay chalk given the schedule situation, as you don't see this often outside of conference tournaments. If forced to pick, give me Denver and the points.