Jacksonville State and Bellarmine are both looking to improve their 10-3 record in the ASUN Conference when they go head to head on Sunday.
Jacksonville State enters the game at 155th place in KenPom’s latest rankings while Bellarmine is 189th. The Knights have won three in a row before hosting Jacksonville State, but will they be able to as popular as it is today?
The following is Odds for this game via WynnBET:
The key in this game is who decides that speed, as the Knights play at one of the slowest speeds in the country.
The Bellarmine averages only 63.8 possessions per game (it also allows for the 19th least in the country at 64.3), while the Gamecocks averages 67.3 possessions per game.
Both of these teams rank in the top 50 for effective goal percentage on the field, but Jacksonville State’s defense ranks higher in terms of allowable target ratio and opponents effective goal ratio.
I can see Bellarmine controlling the tempo in this home game, but the Gamecocks are the better team in terms of adjusted effective margin, and they’ve shown that they can play at a slower pace during the off-season. This is still effective.
I will support the weaker team to deal with the sadness on Sunday.
Lean: Jacksonville State Moneyline (+100)
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