Check out our free Mississippi Valley State vs Alcorn State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Lorman. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Mississippi Valley State vs Alcorn State Pick & Preview: Monday, February 6th Betting Odds

Delta Devils vs Braves Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Alcorn State Braves
  • Where: Lorman at Davey L. Whitney Complex
  • Date: Monday, February 6th
  • Betting Odds: Mississippi Valley State +12, MSVLST +548 | ALCST -829 O/U 137.0

Delta Devils Preview:

Mississippi Valley State heads into this matchup having played 24 games and have an overall record sitting at 3-21. So far, the Delta Devils have played 18 games on the road, with a record of 1-17. For the season, Mississippi Valley State has been the underdog in 24 games, sitting with a mark of 3-21. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Delta Devils being +12 point underdogs.

Mississippi Valley State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Terry Collins who is averaging 14.12 points per game for the Delta Devils. Collins 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 Delta Devils’ offensive game plan is the play of Rayquan Brown who has hit 43.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.07 points per game.

So far this season, the Mississippi Valley State offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Delta Devils’ are ranked 322nd at 67.2 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for Mississippi Valley State, as they have hit just 30.1% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Delta Devils have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 79.1 possessions per game.

Braves Preview:

The Alcorn State will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 11-11. So far this season, Alcorn State has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-1. The Braves’ are sitting with a betting line that is -12 points in their favor. For the season, Alcorn State has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 5-1.

Alcorn State’s leading scorer this season is Dominic Brewton, who is averaging 13.57 points per contest. So far, Brewton has accounted for 19.55% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.9 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists. Byron Joshua is the second leading scorer for the Braves, averaging 10.24 points per game. Between him and Joshua, they are accounting for 34.3% 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Alcorn State Braves -12

If you’re deciding whether to down a bet vs the spread in this matchup, we recommend taking the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils to cover as +12 point underdogs. One thing that often causes problems for team’s who are heavy underdogs is when they are matched up against a team that can dictate the pace of play. However, both Mississippi Valley State and Alcorn State come into today’s game near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Given that style of place won’t be an issue for the Delta Devils and the fact that they have 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we like them to cover the spread on their away floor.