Check out our free Florida A&M vs Texas Southern pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Houston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Florida A&M vs Texas Southern Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Rattlers vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Florida A&M Rattlers at Texas Southern Tigers
- Where: Houston at H&PE Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Florida A&M +11.5, FLAM +525 | TXS -770 O/U 128.0
The Florida A&M Rattlers head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 4-16. On the road, the Rattlers will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 0-13. So far, the Rattlers have been the underdog 17 times, going 1-16 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +11.5 underdogs on the spread.
Florida A&M’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Tillmon, who is averaging 10.85 points per contest. So far, Tillmon has accounted for 18.28% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.05 rebounds per game and 2.4 assists. Jaylen Bates is the second leading scorer for the Rattlers, averaging 9.37 points per game. Between him and Bates, they are accounting for 33.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Florida A&M this season, as they are currently ranked 377th in college basketball at 65.0 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 Rattlers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.3%, placing them 453rd in the NCAA.
Texas Southern heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-15. So far this season, Texas Southern has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-5. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Tigers as the -11.5 point favorites. The Tigers have been favored 11 times, going 4-7 straight up.
Texas Southern’s leading scorer this season is Davon Barnes, who is averaging 15.85 points per contest. So far, Barnes has accounted for 21.02% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.5 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists. John Walker III is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 12.27 points per game. Between him and III, they are accounting for 38.9% 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: Florida A&M Rattlers +11.5
In this matchup between the Florida A&M Rattlers and Texas Southern Tigers, we have two teams that will be attempting to control the pace of play in different ways. On one side, Florida A&M Rattlers hopes to speed the game up while Texas Southern tends to work the clock and make team’s defend deep into every possession. In this situation, our model points to the Texas Southern Tigers coming home with the win and covering the spread. Even with the line sitting -11.5 points in their favor, we view their advantage over Florida A&M as being strong enough to take them to cover. Leading up to tip-off, you can feel confident about the Tigers cruising to an easy win.