NCAA hoops odds preview - Alabama A&M vs. Alcorn State
Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs Alcorn State Braves Odds
Alabama A&M pays a visit to Alcorn State on Saturday, hoping to send the Braves to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Whitney Complex.
The Braves bring a 9-19 record (1-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-15 Bulldogs, who are 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Alcorn State go 1-1 so far and the Bulldogs go 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Braves sit at No. 209 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 332 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Braves will win this game 60-56.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 166 in NCAA hoops at 35.1 per game. Contrast that with Alcorn State’s No. 251 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Alcorn State is the No. 292-ranked team in the country at 4.9 per game, while Alabama A&M rates No. 298 at 4.8 per game.
Defensively, Alabama A&M features the nation's No. 310-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.3 points per game. Alcorn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 288 nationally in scoring at home.
Alabama A&M was a 69-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Alabama State. Alabama A&M suffered a 69-62 loss against Alabama State on Saturday, getting 15 points from Brandon Ellis in a losing effort at ASU Acadome.
In their last action, Alcorn State was an 80-52 loser on the road against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Alcorn State was run off the court by the Golden Lions on Monday as Arkansas-Pine Bluff routed them 80-52 at K.L. Johnson Complex.
Alabama A&M at Southern, Monday, February 18
Alcorn State home to Alabama State, Monday, February 18