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Jacksonville State Gamecocks – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2017

Jacksonville State Gamecocks – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2017


Jacksonville State Gamecocks (Overall: 20-14, Conf: 9-7)


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Team Strengths

The Gamecocks punched their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament as a No. 4 seed. They’re headlined by a trio of capable guards in Malcolm Drumwright, Greg Tucker and Erik Durham, who are all each averaging no less than 11 points per contest this season.

Meanwhile, the defense continues to quell opposing offenses. Jacksonville State, which ranks 63rd nationally in scoring defense, has held its previous three opponents below 60 points, including a 66-55 win in the conference championship. This team is priced at +100,000 to win the national title.

Team Weaknesses

Even though the Gamecocks currently have four double-digit scorers this season, their offense simply hasn’t produced enough. They’re putting up just 69.7 points collectively, making them very vulnerable in any game.

Team Statistics (from teamrankings.com)

Category Stat Ranking
Points Per Game 74.5  #130
Rebounds Per Game 31.1  #334
Blocks Per Game 1.5 #351
3-Point Percentage  39.2  #20
Free Throw Percentage  72.2  #108

Starting Lineup

Position Name PPG
F Christian Cunningham 8.4
F Norbertas Giga 10.4
G Greg Tucker  11.3
G Malcolm Drumwright 12.6
G Erik Durham 11.1

Writer’s Prediction

Jacksonville (+100,000) State loses in the opening round.

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