Jackson State vs Mississippi Valley State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The Jackson State Tigers (12-18, 11-6 SWAC) aim to extend a three-game road winning run when visiting the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (5-26, 4-13 SWAC) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET.

Jackson State is a modest 3.5-point favorite against Mississippi Valley State when the Tigers hit the court against the Delta Devils on Saturday. The over/under for the matchup is set at 137.5.

Jackson State vs. Mississippi Valley State Odds

Point Spread for Jackson State vs. Mississippi Valley State

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing Jackson State as the favorite.

Jackson State vs. Mississippi Valley State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Jackson State has -169 odds to pick up the win, while Mississippi Valley State is listed at +143 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 137.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Itta Bena, Mississippi
  • Arena: Harrison HPER Complex

Jackson State vs. Mississippi Valley State Betting Trends

Jackson State has played 30 games, with 17 wins against the spread. The Tigers have been chosen as favorites in 10 games this year and have walked away with the win eight times (80%) in those games. Jackson State’s games this year have hit the over 35.5% of the time (11 out of 31 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Mississippi Valley State is 20-11-0 this season. The Delta Devils have gone 5-23 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 17.9% of those games). Mississippi Valley State’s games this season have hit the over 48.4% of the time (15 out of 31 games with a set point total).

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Jackson State vs. Mississippi Valley State Key Players to Watch

Jackson State

Romelle Mansel is posting 8.5 points, 2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per contest. Ken Evans posts 10.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, shooting 36.5% from the floor and 34.7% from downtown with 1.2 made 3-pointers per contest. Coltie Young paces his team in both points (11) and assists (0.7) per game, and also averages 3.6 rebounds. Defensively, he puts up 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Chase Adams is tops on his squad in assists per game (3.7), and also puts up 8.3 points and 2.3 rebounds. Defensively, he averages 1.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

Mississippi Valley State

Terry Collins is No. 1 on the Delta Devils in scoring (15.2 points per game), rebounding (4.6) and assists (1.9), making 34.5% from the field and 34.8% from beyond the arc with 2.5 triples per contest. He also produces 1.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Rayquan Brown is putting up 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest, making 43.7% of his shots from the field. Alvin Stredic Jr. gets the Delta Devils 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Delta Devils get 11.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game from Tyronn Mosley.

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What you need to know about the Jackson State Tigers

Jackson State is 9-8-0 ATS in conference games this season. The Tigers are scoring 67.8 points per game (282nd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while surrendering 74.4 points per contest (301st-ranked). Jackson State is 180th in college basketball with 31.7 boards per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 161st with 30.8 rebounds allowed per game.

The Tigers post 68.9 points per game at home, compared to 68.5 points per game away from home, a difference of 0.4 points per contest. Jackson State is sinking 6.4 threes per game (287th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 32.3% shooting percentage (289th-ranked) from three-point land. So far this season, the Tigers are ceding 8.2 three-pointers per game (289th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 35.7% (295th-ranked) from downtown.

The Tigers have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their past 10 contests. Jackson State has hit the over in four of its past 10 outings. In its last 10 games, Jackson State has been scoring 71.3 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 67.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Jackson State’s defense has been more stingy lately, as the team has allowed 70.3 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 74.4 points per game its opponents average on the season.

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What you need to know about the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils

Mississippi Valley State is 11-6-0 ATS in conference action this season. On offense, the Delta Devils are the worst squad in college basketball (61.1 points per game). On defense, they are 313th (75 points allowed per game). On the glass, Mississippi Valley State is 328th in college basketball in rebounds (28.5 per game). It is 261st in rebounds conceded (32.2 per game).

The Delta Devils are scoring more points at home (68.9 per game) than away (58.5). In 2022-23 Mississippi Valley State is 10th-worst in the country in 3-point makes (5.1 per game) and rank 120th in 3-point percentage (35.3%). Defensively, the Delta Devils are 272nd in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 8. They are 308th in 3-point percentage conceded at 36%.

The Delta Devils are 6-4 against the spread and 3-7 overall over their past 10 contests. Mississippi Valley State has hit the over in eight of its last 10 outings. Mississippi Valley State has played better offensively over its past 10 games, generating 70.3 points per contest, 9.2 more than its season average of 61.1. The Delta Devils are allowing 76.2 points per game in their past 10 games, which is 1.2 more points than they are allowing for the season (75).

Jackson State vs. Mississippi Valley State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Jackson State, and we project that Mississippi Valley State will cover the spread (Jackson State -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 137.5 points.

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How to bet Jackson State vs. Mississippi Valley State

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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