Jackson State & Deion Sanders Narrow Underdogs against Southern

  • Southern is a 1.5-point favorite over Jackson State in their SWAC matchup.
  • The O/U for the Southern-Jackson State game is 58.5.

JACKSON, Miss. — Spring football is in full swing as the conferences that didn’t play in the fall are providing football fans with action this weekend.

College football bettors have a notable matchup coming from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) on Saturday as the Southern Jaguars take on the Jackson State Tigers team led by NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders. Both Southern and Jackson State are 2-1 in conference play during the spring season.

Jackson State is in first place in the East division of the SWAC and a win over Southern would help them stay atop the division after dropping their last game to the Alabama State Hornets 35-28. Southern is looking to stay afloat in the SWAC West that features the two remaining undefeated teams in the conference.

Those looking to bet on the Deion Sanders-coached Jackson State Tigers can do so at Bovada even if the game has already started through the betting sites live betting window.

Southern Jaguars (-1.5) vs. Jackson State Tigers @ 5 p.m. EST

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  • Spread: Southern (-1.5)
  • Moneyline: Southern (-125) vs. Jackson State (+105)
  • O/U: 58.5

Deion Sanders’ Jackson State Tigers are slight underdogs against Southern both ATS and on the moneyline. Southern has already defeated the same Alabama State team that handed Jackson State their first loss of the season and that could explain why online sportsbooks give them the edge in this game.

Nonetheless, bettors should feel comfortable taking Jackson State in this game as the Tigers' offense led by quarterback Jalen Jones has proven they can manufacture points against any defense. For Jackson State to win this game the defense will have to play better than it has in the last two games. Southern’s offense isn’t going to push the ball down the field through the air so if Jackson State’s run defense shows up they can win this game comfortably.

The kickoff for the Southern-Jackson State game is scheduled for 5 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted by ESPN.

Other Notable College Football Games on Saturday

  • Monmouth Hawks (-14) vs. Gardner Webb Bulldogs @ 12 p.m. EST
  • Villanova Wildcats vs. Maine Black Bears (-1.5) @ 12 p.m. EST
  • Davidson Wildcats vs. San Diego Toreros (-9.5) @ 3 p.m. EST
  • Colgate Raiders (-2) vs. Fordham Rams @ 4 p.m. EST
  • Youngstown State Penguins (-10) vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks @ 8 p.m. EST