Jacksonville State vs Sam Houston State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

Sam Houston State (19-11) vs Jacksonville State (14-16)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 3:00 pm (Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Sam Houston State -6 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the Sam Houston State Bearkats meet in college basketball action from the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. Who comes out on top in Saturday’s Conference USA clash? Let’s dive in and find out with our Jacksonville State vs. Sam Houston State Prediction.

Jacksonville State Team Preview

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks come into this game looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 66-64 loss to New Mexico State last time out. KyKy Tandy leads the Gamecocks in scoring with 17.8 PPG as the lone double-digit scorer for Jacksonville State up to this point in the year while Juwan Perdue has 8.5 PPG and a team-high 5.8 RPG to lead the Gamecocks on the glass so far this season. Quincy Clark also has 8.3 PPG with a team-high 2.9 APG as well so far this season. As a team, Jacksonville State is averaging 70 PPG on 45.2% shooting from the floor, 33% from three and 70.9% from the foul line this season.

Sam Houston State Team Preview

The Sam Houston State Bearkats come into this one looking to build on a six-game win streak after a 72-66 win over Louisiana Tech last time out. Lamar Wilkerson leads the Bearkats in scoring with 13.9 PPG and 3.6 RPG while Davon Barnes has 13.8 PPG with 3.7 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Sam Houston so far this year. Damon Nicholas Jr. has 8.1 PPG with 5.5 RPG while Souleymane Doumbia has 6 PPG with 5.7 RPG. Kian Scroggins has a team-high 5.8 RPG to lead the Bearkats on the glass, while Jaden Ray also has 6.7 PPG with a team-high 4.3 APG to lead the Bearkats in the assist department this season. As a team, Sam Houston State is averaging 72 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field, 34.8% from three and 73% from the foul line this season.

Jacksonville State vs. Sam Houston State Prediction

I’m backing Sam Houston State here. The Bearkats are playing some of their best basketball of the season in the last few weeks and aren’t really a team I want to step in front of when Jacksonville State is the alternative. Sam Houston State is looking like a dark horse to make some noise in the C-USA tournament in the coming days and I think they keep the ball rolling with a win and cover here.

Chris’s Pick Sam Houston State -6

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