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Southern Jaguars take on Braves in college basketball test

Southern JaguarsAlcorn State Braves
Feb 25, 5:00 PM | Whitney Complex

Southern Jaguars vs Alcorn State Braves Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD7-19

The Alcorn State Braves will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Southern Jaguars at Whitney Complex on Saturday in NCAAB play.

Supporters of the Jaguars have watched them go 15-13 and 1-1 ATS on the year, while the Braves are at 7-19 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Braves are 0-2, while the Jaguars have a 0-2 mark.

View Southern vs Alcorn State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Braves - Jaguars odds would favor the Jaguars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Alcorn State is rated No. 318 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern is at No. 251. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 62-55 win for the Jaguars.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Alcorn State's No. 304 nationally ranked offense (61.4 points per game) against a Jaguars defense that sits as the No. 101 at 64.4 PPG. The Braves have been averaging 40.5% from the field, less than the Jaguars have managed so far this season (40.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern owns the country's No. 178-rated mark, allowing 69.9 points per game on the highway. Alcorn State, on the other hand, rates No. 160 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Southern was a 55-53 winner on the road against Alabama State. Southern got 22 points from Derick Beltran en route to a 55-53 victory over Alabama State on Monday at ASU Acadome.

Alcorn State was an 81-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Alabama A&M. Alcorn State suffered an 81-71 loss against Alabama A&M on Monday, getting 14 points from Twann Oakley in a losing effort at Elmore Gymnasium.

Next up:
Southern home to Prairie View A&M, Thursday, March 1
Alcorn State home to Texas Southern, Thursday, March 1

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