The Jackson State Tigers and the Southern Jaguars are set to square off in an SWAC matchup at 9 p.m. ET on Monday at F.G. Clark Center. Southern is 11-10 overall and 6-0 at home, while Jackson State is 6-15 overall and 2-13 on the road. Southern has a strong 14-5 record against the spread this season, while Jackson State is 11-10 ATS.
The Jaguars are favored by 8.5 points in the latest Southern vs. Jackson State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 147. Before entering any Jackson State vs. Southern picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Southern vs. Jackson State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Southern vs. Jackson State:
- Southern vs. Jackson State spread: Southern -8.5
- Southern vs. Jackson State over/under: 147 points
- Southern vs. Jackson State money line: Southern -420, Jackson State +320
- Southern vs. Jackson State picks: See picks here
What you need to know about Southern
The Alcorn State Braves typically are tough at home, but this past Saturday the Jaguars were up for the challenge. Southern took down Alcorn State 80-68. The Jaguars have won six of their last seven as they've built a one-game lead over Alcorn State and Grambling in the SWAC standings.
Most of Southern's scoring comes from its backcourt. Guards Brion Whitley (12.8 ppg), Bryson Etienne (10.8 ppg), Tyrone Lyons (10 ppg) and P.J. Byrd (9.0 ppg) are the top four leading scorers. Southern is a perfect 4-0 against the spread playing at home this season.
What you need to know about Jackson State
Meanwhile, Jackson State fell 78-66 on the road against Grambling on Saturday. That snapped a brief two-game winning streak for the Tigers. After facing a rugged non-conference schedule that included the likes of Alabama, Michigan, TCU and Indiana, the Tigers have settled in during SWAC play with a 5-3 conference record.
They are just two games behind Southern, so they'll have plenty of motivation to cut into that gap on Monday. Guards Ken Evans Jr. (11.3 ppg) and Coltie Young (10.4 ppg) provide a lot of the offense. Forward Trace Young is second in scoring (11.1 ppg) and leads the team with 6.0 rebounds per game.
How to make Jackson State vs. Southern picks
The model has simulated Southern vs. Jackson State 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Under on the total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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