College Basketball Matchup - Southern Jaguars Alcorn State Braves Odds Preview
Alcorn State Braves vs Southern Jaguars Odds
The Alcorn State Braves will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Jaguars in Southern at Clark Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Jaguars bring a 19-8 record (4-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-21 Braves, who are 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern go 1-0 so far and the Braves go 1-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jaguars sit at No. 91 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at No. 223 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Jaguars will win this game 74-58.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Braves is ranked No. 267 in NCAA hoops at 32.5 per game. Contrast that with Southern’s No. 141 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern is the No. 91-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Alcorn State rates No. 297 at 4.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Alcorn State owns the country's No. 118-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. Southern, on the other hand, rates No. 146 in scoring at home.
Alcorn State was a 66-58 loser in its last match at home against Alabama State. The Braves got 15 points from Marquiz Baker, but it was Alabama State that prevailed in a 66-58 final on Monday at Whitney Complex.
In their last action, Southern was an 81-67 winner at home against Alabama A&M. Southern got 21 points from Derick Beltran en route to an 81-67 victory over Alabama A&M on Monday at Clark Center.
Alcorn State at Prairie View A&M, Thursday, February 28
Southern at Texas Southern, Thursday, February 28