Southern Jaguars vs Prairie View A&M Panthers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Prairie View A&M vs Southern battle Saturday at William Nicks Building as the Panthers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Panthers are 13-17 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Jaguars, meanwhile, are 20-9 and 4-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Prairie View A&M go 1-0 and the Jaguars go 1-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers - Jaguars odds would favor the Jaguars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Prairie View A&M is rated No. 148 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern is at No. 86. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-63 win for the Jaguars.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Prairie View A&M's No. 242-ranked offense, averaging 64.8 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 18 at 58.1 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 40% so far, less than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.
Defensively, Southern features the nation's No. 53-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.7 points per game. Prairie View A&M, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.
Southern was a 79-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas Southern. Southern suffered a 79-66 loss against Texas Southern on Thursday, getting 16 points from Derick Beltran in a losing effort at Health and PE Arena.
Prairie View A&M lost its last outing, an 81-75 result against Alcorn State on February 28. Prairie View A&M got 22 points from Jourdan DeMuynck but lost anyway, 81-75, to Alcorn State on Thursday at William Nicks Building.