Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round First Four

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Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round First Four

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A spot in the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament bracket is at stake when Texas Southern Tigers (14-20) and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (19-15) meet on Wednesday at UD Arena, starting at 6:40 PM, live on truTV. Texas Southern has been named a 2-point favorite as these teams look to advance to the first round. The over/under is set at 147.5 in the matchup.

Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Odds

  • Texas Southern odds to win: -140
  • Fairleigh Dickinson odds to win: +120
  • Spread: Texas Southern (-2)
  • Total: 147.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: truTV
  • Where: Dayton, Ohio
  • Venue: UD Arena

Who Will Win Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson?

Texas Southern and Fairleigh Dickinson Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Texas Southern has a 4-12 record against the spread this season when favored by 2 points or more.

Fairleigh Dickinson has a 7-6 record against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this year.

These teams average a combined 147.2 points per game, 0.3 fewer points than the over/under of 147.5 set for this game.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 146.5 points per game, one fewer than the over/under in this game.

The average point total in Texas Southern’s games this year is 6.5 fewer points than the over/under of 147.5 in this matchup.

Knights games this year have averaged a total of 152.7 points, 5.2 more than the point total in this matchup.

The Tigers have an 11-21-0 record against the spread this season.

The Knights are 13-18-1 against the spread this season.

Texas Southern Stats & Insights

Texas Southern is being outscored by 2.2 points per game with a -73 scoring differential overall. It puts up 69.4 points per game (233rd in college basketball) and allows 71.6 per contest (227th in college basketball).

The 34.1 rebounds per game Texas Southern averages rank 50th in college basketball, and are two more than the 32.1 its opponents record per contest.

The Tigers make two fewer threes per contest than the opposition, 4.7 (357th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 6.7.

Texas Southern ranks 328th in college basketball with 86.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 116th in college basketball defensively with 89.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Tigers post 75.4 points per game at home, compared to 64.5 points per game on the road, a difference of 10.9 points per contest.

Fairleigh Dickinson Stats & Insights

Fairleigh Dickinson outscores opponents by 2.9 points per game (posting 77.8 points per game, 41st in college basketball, and allowing 74.9 per contest, 311th in college basketball) and has a +99 scoring differential.

Fairleigh Dickinson grabs 31.2 rebounds per game (220th in college basketball), compared to the 30.3 of its opponents.

Fairleigh Dickinson knocks down 8.1 three-pointers per game (92nd in college basketball), while its opponents have made 8 on average.

Fairleigh Dickinson’s 98.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 59th in college basketball, and the 94.7 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 272nd in college basketball.

The Knights are scoring more points at home (81.5 per game) than away (73.7).

Texas Southern Key Players to Watch

Davon Barnes leads the Tigers in scoring, tallying 13.6 points per game to go with 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

Joirdon Karl Nicholas leads Texas Southern in rebounding, averaging 8.9 per game, while PJ Henry leads the team in assists, distributing an average of two in each contest.

Henry makes more threes per game than any other member of the Tigers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of two per contest.

Zytarious Mortle and John Walker III lead Texas Southern on the defensive end, with Mortle leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Walker in blocks averaging one per contest.

Fairleigh Dickinson Key Players to Watch

Demetre Roberts’ points (16.7 per game) and assists (4.3 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Knights’ leaderboards.

Joe Munden Jr. is at the top of the Fairleigh Dickinson rebounding leaderboard with 4.9 rebounds per game. He also scores 10.4 points and tacks on 1.1 assists per game.

Grant Singleton is consistent from three-point range and leads the Knights with 2.2 made threes per game.

Fairleigh Dickinson’s leader in steals is Singleton (1.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Ansley Almonor (0.7 per game).

Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Fairleigh Dickinson (+2)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (147.5)

  • Prediction:
    Fairleigh Dickinson 74, Texas Southern 73

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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.