Southern vs. Alabama A&M Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Southern Jaguars (15-15, 11-6 SWAC) are at home in SWAC action against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (13-17, 9-8 SWAC) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 6:30 PM ET. The Jaguars are favored by 6 points in the game. The matchup has an over/under set at 139 points.
Southern vs. Alabama A&M Odds
- Southern odds to win: -260
- Alabama A&M odds to win: +211
- Spread: Southern (-6)
- Total: 139
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 6:30 PM ET
- Where: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Venue: F. G. Clark Center
Who Will Win Southern vs. Alabama A&M?
Southern and Alabama A&M Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 6-point favorites this season, Southern is 5-5 against the spread.
Alabama A&M has a 5-4 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 6 points or more.
These two teams average a combined 142.1 points per game, 3.1 more points than the over/under of 139 set for this matchup.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.5 more points per game (142.5) than this game’s total of 139 points.
The average over/under Southern has had set in matchups this year is 4.6 more points than this outing’s point total.
Bulldogs games this year have averaged a total of 141 points, two more than the point total in this matchup.
The Jaguars are 17-11-0 ATS this season.
The Bulldogs have a 12-14-0 record against the spread this season.
Southern Stats & Insights
Southern’s +37 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 1.2 points per game) is a result of scoring 72.4 points per game (168th in college basketball) while allowing 71.2 per contest (214th in college basketball).
The 31 rebounds per game Southern averages rank 230th in college basketball, and are 2.3 fewer than the 33.3 its opponents pull down per outing.
The Jaguars hit 7.9 three-pointers per game (118th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 7.4 on average.
Southern’s 90 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 274th in college basketball, and the 88.5 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 100th in college basketball.
The Jaguars average 84.3 points per game at home, compared to 65.4 points per game in away games, a difference of 18.9 points per contest.
Alabama A&M Stats & Insights
Alabama A&M has been outscored by 1.6 points per game (posting 69.7 points per game, 227th in college basketball, while allowing 71.3 per contest, 217th in college basketball) and has a -47 scoring differential.
Alabama A&M records 29.4 rebounds per game (300th in college basketball) while allowing 32.9 per outing to opponents. It is outrebounded by 3.5 boards per game.
Alabama A&M hits 6.7 three-pointers per game (256th in college basketball) while shooting 36.9% from deep (47th in college basketball). It is making 1.3 fewer threes than its opponents, who drain 8 per game at 35.3%.
Alabama A&M puts up 87.9 points per 100 possessions (313th in college basketball), while giving up 89.9 points per 100 possessions (133rd in college basketball).
In 2022-23 the Bulldogs are averaging 8.6 more points per game at home (72.8) than on the road (64.2).
Southern Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the Jaguars this season is Brion Whitley, who averages 11.4 points, three rebounds, and one assist per game.
Terrell Williams Jr. leads Southern in rebounding, averaging 4.3 per game, while P.J. Byrd leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 5.6 in each contest.
Whitley leads the Jaguars in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Bryson Etienne and Jalen Reynolds lead Southern on the defensive end, with Etienne leading the team in steals averaging 1.6 per game and Reynolds in blocks averaging 0.5 per contest.
Alabama A&M Key Players to Watch
Garrett Hicks scores 13.1 points per game and is the top scorer for the Bulldogs.
The Alabama A&M leaders in rebounding and assists are Olisa Akonobi with 5.5 rebounds per game (he also adds 8 points and 0.4 assists per game) and Messiah Thompson with 3.2 assists per game (he also tacks on 10.2 points and 1.9 rebounds per game).
Hicks is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Bulldogs, hitting 2.1 threes per game.
Hicks (1.7 steals per game) is the steal leader for Alabama A&M while Akonobi (1.9 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Southern vs. Alabama A&M Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Alabama A&M (+6)
- Pick OU:
Southern 73, Alabama A&M 68
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