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Liberty Flames @ Jax. State Gamecocks

Current Records: Liberty 13-7, Jax. State 10-10

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Liberty has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. The Liberty Flames and the Jax. State Gamecocks will face off in a Conference USA battle at 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum. Liberty has been getting the ball to fall more lately as they've increased their point totals each of their last three games.

Last Saturday, the Flames strolled past the Bearkats with points to spare, taking the game 82-66.

Meanwhile, Jax. State's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Wednesday after their third straight loss. They fell 75-67 to the Blue Raiders.

The Flames' win bumped their record up to 13-7. As for the Gamecocks, their defeat dropped their record down to 10-10.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Liberty have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 36.2 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Jax. State struggles in that department as they've been averaging 37.2 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Going forward, Liberty is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 5.5 points. For those looking to play the spread, take note: they are a solid 8-5 against the spread when expected to win.

Odds

Liberty is a solid 5.5-point favorite against Jax. State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Flames as a 5-point favorite.


The over/under is set at 131 points.

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Series History

Jax. State and Liberty both have 2 wins in their last 4 games.

  • Jan 10, 2024 - Jax. State 61 vs. Liberty 51
  • Feb 18, 2023 - Liberty 79 vs. Jax. State 55
  • Jan 05, 2023 - Liberty 75 vs. Jax. State 41
  • Jan 29, 2022 - Jax. State 77 vs. Liberty 67