Valparaiso @ Jacksonville State
Current Records: Valparaiso 0-3; Jacksonville State 1-2
What to Know
The Valparaiso Brown and Gold will take on the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at 5:30 p.m. ET Monday at Baha Mar Convention Center. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.
Last week, Valpo lost to the Stanford Cardinal on the road by a decisive 74-60 margin. One thing holding the Brown and Gold back was the mediocre play of Sheldon Edwards, who did not have his best game: he played for 25 minutes with 3-for-12 shooting.
Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for Jacksonville State as they fell 69-65 to the Troy Trojans last Tuesday.
Valpo is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 0-2 ATS when expected to lose.
Valpo is now 0-3 while Jacksonville State sits at 1-2. Two offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Brown and Gold are 46th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 63.7 on average. The Gamecocks have experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 37.20% percent of their shots, which is the 13th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Baha Mar Convention Center -- Nassau, Bahamas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Gamecocks are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Brown and Gold, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Jacksonville StateNo Injury Information
Injury Report for Valparaiso
- Thomas Kithier: Game-Time Decision (Lower Leg)
- Ben Krikke: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
- Emil Freese-Vilien: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
- Kobe King: Out (Undisclosed)