Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M SWAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023
The No. 8 seed Texas Southern Tigers (12-20, 7-11 SWAC) square off against the No. 5 seed Alabama A&M Bulldogs (15-17, 10-8 SWAC) as 3-point favorites in the SWAC Tournament Friday at Bartow Arena, beginning at 3:00 PM on ESPN+. Both teams will look to take one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total is 136 in the matchup.
Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M Odds
- Texas Southern odds to win: -157
- Alabama A&M odds to win: +134
- Spread: Texas Southern (-3)
- Total: 136
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Time: 3:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Birmingham, Alabama
- Venue: Bartow Arena
Who Will Win Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M?
Texas Southern and Alabama A&M Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Texas Southern is 2-11 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
Alabama A&M has a 9-7 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3 points or more this season.
Between them, these two teams average 3.5 more points per game (139.5) than this matchup’s over/under (136).
Texas Southern and Alabama A&M have seen its opponents average a combined 7.1 more points per game than the over/under of 136 set for this matchup.
Texas Southern’s average point total in outings this year is 141.9, 5.9 points higher than the total in this game.
Bulldogs games this year have averaged an over/under of 140.7 points, 4.7 more than the point total in this matchup.
The Tigers’ ATS record is 9-21-0 this season.
So far this year, the Bulldogs have put together a 14-14-0 record against the spread.
Texas Southern Stats & Insights
Texas Southern has a -89 scoring differential, falling short by 2.7 points per game. It is putting up 69.6 points per game to rank 228th in college basketball and is giving up 72.3 per outing to rank 244th in college basketball.
Texas Southern grabs 33.9 rebounds per game (57th in college basketball) while conceding 32 per outing to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 1.9 boards per game.
The Tigers hit 4.7 three-pointers per game (357th in college basketball), 2.2 fewer than their opponents (6.9).
Texas Southern ranks 328th in college basketball by averaging 86.8 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 138th in college basketball, allowing 90.2 points per 100 possessions.
Offensively, the Tigers have performed better when playing at home this year, posting 75.4 points per game, compared to 64.5 per game in away games.
Alabama A&M Stats & Insights
Alabama A&M has a -30 scoring differential, putting up 69.9 points per game (218th in college basketball) and allowing 70.8 (201st in college basketball).
Alabama A&M loses the rebound battle by 2.4 boards on average. It collects 29.7 rebounds per game, 292nd in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 32.1.
Alabama A&M makes 6.9 three-pointers per game (231st in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7.7 on average.
Alabama A&M puts up 88.6 points per 100 possessions (300th in college basketball), while conceding 89.8 points per 100 possessions (126th in college basketball).
At home the Bulldogs are putting up 72.8 points per game, 8.3 more than they are averaging away (64.5).
Texas Southern Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the Tigers this season is Davon Barnes, who averages 13.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and two assists per game.
Texas Southern’s leading rebounder is Joirdon Karl Nicholas averaging 9.2 boards per game and its best passer is PJ Henry and his 2.1 assists per game.
Henry makes more threes per game than any other member of the Tigers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.
Zytarious Mortle and Nicholas lead Texas Southern on the defensive end, with Mortle leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Nicholas in blocks averaging one per contest.
Alabama A&M Key Players to Watch
Garrett Hicks is the top scorer for the Bulldogs with 13.1 points per game. He also adds four rebounds and 1.7 assists per game to his scoring output.
Olisa Akonobi puts up a stat line of 5.7 rebounds, 7.8 points and 0.4 assists per game for Alabama A&M to take the top rebound spot on the team. Messiah Thompson has the top spot for assists with 3.2 per game, adding 10.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per matchup.
Hicks is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Bulldogs, hitting 2.1 threes per game.
Alabama A&M’s leader in steals is Hicks (1.7 per game), and its leader in blocks is Akonobi (1.9 per game).
Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Alabama A&M (+3)
- Pick OU:
Alabama A&M 71, Texas Southern 70
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