Grambling vs Jackson State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, March 10, 2023

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The No. 2 seed Grambling Tigers (23-8, 15-3 SWAC) face off against the No. 3 seed Jackson State Tigers (14-18, 12-6 SWAC) in the SWAC Tournament Friday at Bartow Arena, starting at 9:30 PM. Both teams will look to get one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Friday’s matchup between the Grambling Tigers and the Jackson State Tigers features the Grambling Tigers as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is 130.5 points for the game.

Grambling vs. Jackson State Odds

Point Spread for Grambling vs. Jackson State

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing Grambling as the favorite.

Grambling vs. Jackson State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Grambling has -237 odds to pick up the win, while Jackson State is listed at +195 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 130.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Arena: Bartow Arena

Grambling vs. Jackson State Betting Trends

Against the spread, Grambling is 18-11-0 this season. The Grambling Tigers have come away with 17 wins in the 19 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Grambling’s games this year have gone over the total in 10 out of 32 opportunities (31.2%).

Jackson State has played 32 games, with 19 wins, against the spread. The Jackson State Tigers have compiled a 5-15 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 25% of those games). Jackson State’s games this year have gone over the total in 11 of 32 opportunities (34.4%).

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Grambling vs. Jackson State Key Players to Watch


Cameron Christon is tops on his squad in points per contest (12.9), and also puts up 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists. At the other end, he puts up 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Shawndarius Cowart paces the Grambling Tigers at 3.4 assists per contest, while also putting up 3.9 rebounds and 11.1 points. Carte’Are Gordon paces the Grambling Tigers at 7 rebounds per game, while also putting up 1.4 assists and 12.7 points. Jourdan Smith averages 8.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest, shooting 48.9% from the field.

Jackson State

Romelle Mansel gets the Jackson State Tigers 8.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2 assists per contest. He also posts 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Ken Evans is posting team highs in points (11.4 per game) and assists (2.6). And he is producing 4.7 rebounds, making 37.9% of his shots from the floor and 35.6% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 treys per game. Coltie Young gives the Jackson State Tigers 10.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. He also delivers 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Zeke Cook is putting up a team-best 5.7 rebounds per game. And he is producing 7 points and 0.5 assists, making 43.1% of his shots from the floor.

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What you need to know about the Grambling Tigers

Grambling is 13-6-0 ATS in conference games this season. The Grambling Tigers sport a top-25 defense this year, ranking 15th-best in college basketball with 62.1 points allowed per game. On offense, they rank 248th with 69 points scored per contest. Grambling is pulling down 31.4 rebounds per game (203rd-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 29.7 rebounds per contest (91st-ranked).

Grambling has struggled to pile up three-pointers, ranking 12th-worst in college basketball with 5.1 treys per game. It ranks 71st with a 36.2% shooting percentage from downtown this year. The Grambling Tigers are allowing 6.2 three-pointers per game (51st-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 30.7% three-point percentage (31st-ranked).

The Grambling Tigers are 9-1 against the spread and 10-0 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Grambling has gone over the total three times. Grambling’s offense has been improved over its last 10 games, putting up 69.2 points per contest compared to the 69 it has averaged this season. Grambling has been more stingy on the defensive side of the ball as of late, allowing 57.2 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 62.1 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Jackson State Tigers

In Jackson State’s 19 chances this year in SWAC play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total five times. On offense the Jackson State Tigers are the 285th-ranked team in college basketball (67.6 points per game). On defense they are 280th (73.5 points allowed per game). Jackson State collects 32 rebounds per game and concede 31.2 boards, ranking 164th and 189th, respectively, in college basketball.

At 6.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.2% from downtown, Jackson State is 290th and 286th in the country, respectively, in those categories. The Jackson State Tigers are 263rd in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (7.9 per game) and 277th in 3-point percentage defensively (35.3%).

The Jackson State Tigers have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games, with an 8-2 record against the spread in that span. Three of Jackson State’s last 10 games have gone over the total. While Jackson State is averaging 67.6 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark over its previous 10 games, amassing 71.5 a contest. The Jackson State Tigers are ceding 67.2 points per game in their previous 10 games, which is 6.3 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (73.5).

Grambling vs. Jackson State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Grambling, and we predict that Grambling will cover the spread (Grambling -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 130.5 points.

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How to bet Grambling vs. Jackson State

You can bet on Grambling vs. Jackson State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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