Jackson State at Southern University 1/1/23 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 01/29/2023 at 4:32 PM ET

The Jackson State Tigers continue a road trip Monday night with a game in Baton Rouge, LA against the Southern Jaguars. Jackson State comes into Monday night nine games below .500 after losing three the last five following a 12 point loss to Grambling in their last game. Offensively Jackson State did shoot the ball well making 46.3% of their shots scored 66 points but made only 57.9% of their free throws and committed 10 turnovers in the loss. Defensively Jackson State struggled allowing 78 points on 48.3% shooting in 38.9% from beyond the arc.

Ken Evans Jr. Is the offensive of leader for Jackson State this season averaging 11.2 points per game on 34.9% shooting from the floor. Trace Young is second on the team scoring 11.1 points and leads the way averaging 5.9 assists per game, while Coltie Young chips in 10.4 points per game as the third Jackson State player in double figures. Chase Adams is scoring 6.7 points to go along with a team leading 3.4 assists.

The Southern Jaguars remain at home Monday night one game above .500 after winning four the last five including two in a row following a two point victory against Alcorn State. Defensively Southern controlled the game against Alcorn State allowing only 68 points including just thirty in the first half on 39.7% shooting and the Jaguars forced 14 turnovers in the game. Offensively Southern had a great game pouring in 80 points including 44 in the second half on nearly 55% shooting and the Jaguars made 11 long balls.

Brion Whitley is the offensive leader for Southern this season averaging 12.8 points per game on 41% shooting from the floor. Bryson Etienne is second on the team averaging 10.8 points per game and Tyrone Lyons lead Southern averaging 4.1 rebounds to go along with ten points per game as well. PJ Byrd is averaging 9 points per game and a team leading 6.1 assists.

The Southern Jaguars are by far the better team in this matchup and will continue their tear Monday night. Southern is better on both sides of the ball and will extend their winning streak Monday night at home. Look for Southern to use their offense averaging 9 points more per game to overwhelm a lackluster Jackson State team leading to the home win and cover. Final Score Prediction, Southern Jaguars win and cover 74-61.

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