Texas Southern vs Jackson State: SWAC Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 12, 2021

The No. 2 seed Jackson State Tigers (12-5) are  underdogs in their SWAC Tournament semifinals matchup against the No. 3 seed Texas Southern Tigers (14-8) on Friday at Bartow Arena, starting at 3:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The winner moves one step closer to the conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 12, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Texas Southern Betting Information

  • With a mark of 8-10-2, Texas Southern has a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Texas Southern Tigers have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 2 points, going 4-6-2 this season.
  • The Texas Southern Tigers and their opponents have hit the over in 10 of 20 games this season (50%).
  • In their last game, the Texas Southern Tigers got a team-high 24 points from Joirdon Karl Nichols on the way to a 78-55 victory over Alcorn State on Thursday. They were favored by 9 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 133 points to fall short of the 145.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Texas Southern Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Michael Weathers 20 16.1 5.4 3.5 2.3 1.2 0.8
John Walker III 20 12.2 5.5 1.2 0.7 1.1 0.3
Joirdon Karl Nicholas 22 11.0 6.8 0.8 0.5 1.2 0.0
Galen Alexander 22 10.1 4.8 1.1 1.0 0.5 1.0
Justin Hopkins 22 7.9 3.9 1.2 0.8 0.1 0.7

Jackson State Betting Information

  • With a 9-8 record ATS this season, Jackson State has outplayed expectations.
  • When they play as at least a 2-point underdog, the Jackson State Tigers often cover the spread with a 6-4 record against the spread.
  • 47.1% of Jackson State’s 17 games this season have reached the over/under.
  • Their last time out, the Jackson State Tigers saw Tristan Jarrett put up a team-high 20 points to lead them to a 74-62 win against UAPB on Wednesday. They were 10-point favorites and covered the spread, and the teams scored 136 total points to top the 125.5-point over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Jackson State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tristan Jarrett 17 20.1 5.4 1.4 1.5 0.4 2.4
Jayveous McKinnis 15 12.3 12.5 0.6 1.1 1.9 0.0
Jonas James 17 9.7 2.8 3.1 1.2 0.1 0.6
Cainan McClelland 17 6.1 2.1 2.1 1.2 0.2 1.4
Isaiah Williams 11 5.9 5.5 0.7 0.9 0.2 0.0

Total Facts

  • In Texas Southern’s matchups this season, the Texas Southern Tigers and their opponents have eclipsed Friday’s over/under of 136.5 points 16 times (72.7% of opportunities).
  • In 29.4% of Jackson State’s games this season (5 of 17), the total points scored was higher than Friday’s 136.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 138.8 points per game, 2.3 points more than the over/under of 136.5 for this contest.
  • The 131.1 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 5.4 fewer than the 136.5 over/under in this contest.
  • On average, the Texas Southern Tigers have seen a 143.7 over/under in their games this season, 7.2 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Jackson State Tigers games have an over/under of 126.3 points this season, 10.2 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/15/2020 N/A Texas Southern N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-74 TX SOU
1/18/2020 N/A Jackson State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-66 TX SOU
2/18/2019 N/A Jackson State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-65 TX SOU
1/21/2019 N/A Texas Southern N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-65 TX SOU

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