NCAA hoops odds preview - Prairie View A&M vs. Southern
Prairie View A&M Panthers vs Southern Jaguars Odds
The Southern Jaguars will try to cover the spread at Clark Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Prairie View A&M Panthers in NCAA basketball action.
This season, the Jaguars are 7-6 overall and 3-0 ATS ATS, while the Panthers are 5-9 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Southern boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Prairie View A&M is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Jaguars, most recently No. 24 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Panthers, who rate No. 41 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-64 victory for the Jaguars.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern's No. 225 nationally ranked offense (65.5 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 237 at 69.3 PPG. The Jaguars have been averaging 42.5% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (41.9% on average).
Defensively, Prairie View A&M features the nation's No. 215-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 175 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Prairie View A&M was a 68-54 loser on the road against Alcorn State. The Panthers got 14 points from Carl Blair, but it was Alcorn State that prevailed in a 68-54 final on Wednesday at Whitney Complex.
Southern won its last outing, a 63-57 result against Texas Southern on January 2. Malcolm Miller went off for 26 points and added 9 rebounds, leading Southern over Texas Southern, 63-57, on Wednesday at Clark Center.
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