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Grambling State vs Texas Southern Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 4th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Grambling State Tigers at Texas Southern Tigers
- Where: Houston at H&PE Arena
- Date: Wednesday, January 4th
- Betting Odds: Grambling State +2.5, GRMBST +118 | TXS -147 O/U 131.0
Through 13 games, the Grambling State Tigers have an overall record of 7-6. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 2-5. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Grambling State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Cam Christon who is averaging 12.85 points per game for the Tigers. Christon is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Shawndarius Cowart who has hit 45.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.0 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Grambling State this season, as they are currently ranked 373rd in college basketball at 65.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that 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 31.5%, placing them 389th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Grambling State, the Texas Southern Tigers will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 4-10. So far this season, Texas Southern has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Tigers as the -2.5 point favorites. The Tigers have been favored 3 times, going 1-2 straight up.
Texas Southern’s leading scorer this season is Davon Barnes who is averaging 14.58 points per contest. So far, Barnes has accounted for 18.66% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.42 rebounds per game and 1.67 assists. John Walker III is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 11.43 points per game. Between him and III, they are accounting for 35.7% 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 that 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 -2.5
Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Texas Southern Tigers as the -2.5 point favorites over the Grambling State Tigers. 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 Grambling 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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