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Alcorn State vs Texas Southern Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Braves vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Alcorn State Braves at Texas Southern Tigers
  • Where: Houston at H&PE Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Alcorn State +3, ALCST +130 | TXS -159 O/U 141.0

Braves Preview:

The Alcorn State Braves will be looking to pick up their 16th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. On the road, the Braves will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 3-9. So far, the Braves have been the underdog 12 times, going 3-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.

Alcorn State’s leading scorer this season is Dominic Brewton, who is averaging 12.79 points per contest. So far, Brewton has accounted for 18.49% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.64 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists. Byron Joshua is the second leading scorer for the Braves, averaging 10.21 points per game. Between him and Joshua, they are accounting for 33.3% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Alcorn State this season, as they are currently ranked 343rd in college basketball at 66.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Braves’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.7%, placing them 378th in the NCAA.

Tigers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Alcorn State, the Texas Southern Tigers will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 4-13. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 3-3. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Texas Southern has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 1-5.

Texas Southern’s leading scorer this season is Davon Barnes, who is averaging 15.33 points per contest. So far, Barnes has accounted for 20.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.2 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists. John Walker III is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 12.0 points per game. Between him and III, they are accounting for 38.2% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 258th in college basketball at 69.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 393rd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Texas Southern Tigers -3

Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Texas Southern Tigers as the -3 point favorites over the Alcorn State Braves. Even though this will be a tough road matchup for the Tigers’, look for a strong defensive effort to lead them to a victory. When it comes to getting a bet down on the spread, we see Alcorn State struggling with their outside shot, as this has been a trend all season long. On the other side, even though the Texas Southern also hasn’t been lighting it up from downtown, our projections show them putting together a good offensive performance. For today’s game, our recommendation is to take Texas Southern laying the points.

 


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