It is an Ohio Valley Conference Showdown to take place at Graham Stadium in Martin, Tennessee. Don”t miss the action on ESPN+ on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Betting Preview: The heavyweights
Jacksonville State Gamecocks are currently first in the Ohio Valley Conference and ranked number 10 nationally. They are 2-0 in the conference this season.
The Gamecocks are looking strong this season on both sides of the ball but have just dominated the offensive. JVS has been controlling the ball both in the air and on the ground. The Gamecocks have three players with two or more rushing touchdowns.
Players to watch as the gamecocks take the field on Sunday, QB Zion Webb, who has completed 46 out 70 passes, has through for 570 yards and has thrown 4 TD passes this season, and receives the OVC offensive player of the week. RB Josh Samual has run for 359 yards with 72 carries and scored 3 TDs. WR Dave Russell has 240 yards with 18 passes and 2 TDs.
Tennessee Martin Skyhawks Betting Preview: The Underrated
Tennessee Martin Skyhawks are currently third in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Skyhawks are 1-1 in conference play so far on the season. The team is coming off a tuff loss last week to Murray State, Losing 10 to 14. The Skyhawks will no double looking to turn things around by knocking off the first-place Gamecocks.
The Skyhawks do have a bright future ahead of them; head coach Jason Simpson is fourth-most wins in OVC history. With 13 players on the roster played in their every game last week. For this fresh-faced team, third in the conference is not looking too bad, but the team does have an uphill battle as they host the Gamecocks this Sunday.
Players to look out for as the Skyhawks defend their home turf. QB John Bachus III has completed 37 out of his last 62 passes and thrown for 340 yards and 3 TDs. Safety Deven Sims has 16 tackles, 1.5 TFL, and 4 PBU.
Gamecocks vs. Skyhawks: Betting Odds & Lines
Gamecocks are the favored to win over the Skyhawks in this Ohio Valley Showdown. JazzSports has the Gamecocks at -9 – 105 to covert the spread. The Moneyline is currently at -320 for Gamecocks. With a total of 47-110.
JazzSports has the Skyhawks as the underdog at +9 – 115 on the spread. The Moneyline is currently at + 245 with the Skyhawks. With a total of 47 – 110.
Free Betting Pick
Both teams will be fried up as they take the field this Sunday afternoon; it is such to be one remember. This game will be the 42nd time these two have faced each other on the gridiron. The Gamecocks have a commanding lead in the series 33-8.
Jacksonville should be able to pull out the win in the match-up. I do not see the Skyhawks just rolling over and giving it to them. It will not be an easy game for either team, but by the end of the 4th quarter, I predicted the Gamecocks would have sealed the deal with a 28 to 14 win over the Skyhawks.