Jacksonville Dolphins (0-3) vs South Alabama Jaguars (1-1)Date : 11/17/2018
Time : 8:00 pm EST
Location : Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Jacksonville Dolphins vs South Alabama Jaguars
The Jacksonville Dolphins will visit Mitchell Center in Mobile, Alabama, to take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday night at 8 pm EST. The Dolphins are coming off an outing in which they lost their third straight game by 10 or more points in falling by a 76-59 score on the road versus the Grand Canyon Antelopes as they shot only 38% from the field in the game while allowing the Antelopes to convert on 42% of their shots. Most damaging for the Dolphins were that they were outrebounded 48-25 for the game.
The Jaguars of South Alabama, on the other hand, won their first game of the season in picking up a 106-76 home victory over Huntingdon as they got 23 points from Abdul Dial while also having four other players in double digits. In all, the Jags certainly look to keep this momentum going in their matchup versus the Dolphins on Saturday.
Jacksonville Dolphins 's Latest Performance :
Jacksonville comes into this matchup shooting only 40% from the field while averaging 64 points per game. They did not reach this average versus the Grand Canyon Antelopes in their last outing as they shot under 40% for the night and despite having double figure contributions from four players, were not able to get their offense going early en route to their third loss of the season. JD Notae scored 13 points for the Dolphins while Tyreese Davis chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds on the night. Also, Jalyn Hinton along with Tanner Rubio added 11 points of the bench for Jacksonville in the losing effort.
Nonetheless, their defense has struggled this year in allowing teams to score 80 points on 47% shooting from the field. Also, the team is struggled in rebounding as well in that they allow 38 rebounds per game. The Dolphins will certainly need to improve in this area if they are to improve their record moving forward.
South Alabama Jaguars's Latest Performance :
The South Alabama Jaguars put up only 58 points versus the Auburn Tigers in their first matchup of the season, however, exploded for 106 points in their last outing versus Huntingdon College Hawks on November 11th as they went up 14 at the half while outscoring the Hawks 59-43 in the second half en route to the much-needed victory. Dial led the team with 23 pints and 6 rebounds while Trhae Mitchell and R.J. Kelly had 15 and 14 points respectively for the Jaguars as they picked up their first win of the season while out-rebounding Huntingdon by a 40-21 margin. The Jaguars committed 18 turnovers for the game with Mitchell and Kelly having 5 combined, however, they will look to correct upon past mistakes versus a Jacksonville team that is struggling on both ends of the court in 2018.
How Jacksonville Dolphins & South Alabama Jaguars Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Jacksonville is 1-2 ATS while the OU is 1-1
South Alabama is 0-1 ATS while the OU is 0-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This game will be one where both teams will certainly bring the focus and intensity. Both the Dolphins and Jaguars have had a rough go of it lately and look to reverse the trends in this Saturday contest. They both have had problems on the defensive end while their offense has been slow to get going early on in the season; However, this game should be entertaining throughout as it will entail two teams battling for an all-important win in the end.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: South Alabama Jaguars
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Jaguars in this matchup due to their showing in their last time out. Of course, their win was against inferior competition, however, a win, in itself, can do much for the confidence of a team that is actively looking for some type of momentum on the season. With that being the case, look for the Jaguars to have a great night on the offensive end as the Dolphins have struggled on defense in 2018 while the defense will also have a solid night in what will be a victory for the home team.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
With two up and down offenses, expect this game to be low scoring throughout. As stated, both these teams are going through offensive lulls at this point in the season and will struggle throughout; However, the offense for South Alabama will make some necessary shots in the second half that will prove to be the clincher. Nonetheless, look for points to be at a minimum in this contest as the under will indeed be the strong play.
Betting trends for Jacksonville Dolphins :
- The Dolphins are 2-3 ATS in last five games
Betting trends for South Alabama Jaguars:
- The Jaguars are 0-4-1 ATS in last five games
- The Jaguars are 1-2 ATS in last three home games
- The Over is 3-2 in Jaguars last five games