Grambling vs. Texas Southern SWAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Grambling vs. Texas Southern SWAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 11, 2023

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The No. 2 seed Grambling Tigers (24-8, 15-3 SWAC) are favored by 3.5 points against the No. 8 Texas Southern Tigers (13-20, 7-11 SWAC) in the championship game of the SWAC tournament on Saturday at 5:30 PM, live on ESPN+. The winner earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has a point total of 130.5.

Grambling vs. Texas Southern Odds

  • Grambling odds to win: -181
  • Texas Southern odds to win: +153
  • Spread: Grambling (-3.5)
  • Total: 130.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Venue: Bartow Arena

Who Will Win Grambling vs. Texas Southern?

Grambling and Texas Southern Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games it has played as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, Grambling is 12-6 against the spread.

Texas Southern is 5-8 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.

Between them, these two teams average 8.5 more points per game (139) than this matchup’s over/under (130.5).

Grambling and Texas Southern have seen its opponents average a combined 3.8 more points per game than the point total of 130.5 set in this game.

Grambling’s average total in outings this year has been 131.6, 1.1 points higher than the over/under in this particular game.

The average over/under for Texas Southern Tigers games this year is 11.2 more points than the point total of 130.5 in this outing.

So far this season, the Grambling Tigers have put together a 19-11-0 record against the spread.

The Texas Southern Tigers’ ATS record is 10-21-0 this year.

Grambling Stats & Insights

Grambling has a +225 scoring differential, topping opponents by seven points per game. It is putting up 69.3 points per game to rank 238th in college basketball and is giving up 62.3 per contest to rank 16th in college basketball.

The 31.3 rebounds per game Grambling averages rank 211th in college basketball, and are 1.6 more than the 29.7 its opponents pull down per outing.

The Grambling Tigers hit 5.1 three-pointers per game (347th in college basketball), 1.2 fewer than their opponents (6.3).

Grambling records 93.5 points per 100 possessions (189th in college basketball), while allowing 84 points per 100 possessions (21st in college basketball).

When playing at home, the Grambling Tigers are scoring 8.1 more points per game (73) than they are when playing on the road (64.9).

Texas Southern Stats & Insights

Texas Southern has been outscored by 2.3 points per game (posting 69.7 points per game, 223rd in college basketball, while conceding 72 per outing, 236th in college basketball) and has a -76 scoring differential.

The 33.9 rebounds per game Texas Southern accumulates rank 56th in college basketball, 1.7 more than the 32.2 its opponents grab.

Texas Southern hits 4.7 three-pointers per game (357th in college basketball), 2.1 fewer than its opponents. It is shooting 27.7% from beyond the arc (362nd in college basketball) and its opponents are shooting 34%.

Texas Southern averages 87 points per 100 possessions (325th in college basketball), while allowing 89.8 points per 100 possessions (126th in college basketball).

The Texas Southern Tigers score 75.4 points per game at home, and 64.5 away.

Grambling Key Players to Watch

The scoring and rebounding leader for the Grambling Tigers is Cameron Christon, who accumulates 13 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Shawndarius Cowart leads Grambling in assists, averaging 3.3 per game while also scoring 11.3 points per contest.

The Grambling Tigers get the most three-point shooting production out of Christon, who makes 1.5 threes per game.

The Grambling steals leader is Cowart, who averages 1.7 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Jourdan Smith, who compiles one block per contest.

Texas Southern Key Players to Watch

Davon Barnes averages 13.6 points per game to be the top scorer for the Texas Southern Tigers.

Texas Southern’s leader in rebounds is Joirdon Karl Nicholas with nine per game, and its leader in assists is PJ Henry with 2.1 per game.

Henry is reliable from three-point range and leads the Texas Southern Tigers with 1.9 made threes per game.

Texas Southern’s leader in steals is Zytarious Mortle with 1.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is Nicholas with one per game.

Grambling vs. Texas Southern Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Grambling (-3.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (130.5)

  • Prediction:
    Grambling 71, Texas Southern 65

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.