Hornets open as college hoops underdog vs Tigers
Alabama State Hornets vs Texas Southern Tigers Odds
Alabama State travels to Texas Southern on Monday, hoping to boost its 6-15 record with a victory over the Tigers.
The Hornets will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 0-1 ATS. Alabama State is 0-0 against the total, while Texas Southern is 0-0 versus the number.
The visitors opened as 16-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 222-ranked Tigers and the No. 332-rated Hornets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-57 win for the Tigers on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hornets is ranked No. 203 in NCAA hoops at 34.3 per game. Contrast that with Texas Southern’s No. 196 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas Southern is the No. 8-ranked team in the country at 9 per game, while Alabama State rates No. 241 at 5.5 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Alabama State owns the country's No. 297-rated mark, allowing 75.9 points per game on the highway. Texas Southern, on the other hand, rates No. 79 in scoring at home.
Alabama State lost its last outing, a 74-72 result against Prairie View A&M on January 26. The Hornets endured a 74-72 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Bobby Brown at William Nicks Building.
In their last action, Texas Southern was an 89-56 winner at home against Alabama A&M. Texas Southern cruised to victory on Saturday, running Alabama A&M out of the gym and running up an 89-56 score at Health and PE Arena.
Alabama State home to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Saturday, February 2
Texas Southern home to Prairie View A&M, Saturday, February 2