Southern Jaguars take on Braves in NCAA basketball test
Southern Jaguars vs Alcorn State Braves Odds
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 NCAA hoops play.
This season, the Braves are 7-16 overall and 1-1 ATS ATS, while the Jaguars are 14-6 and 4-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Alcorn State boasts a 0-1 on the OU, and Southern is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 245 (Braves) and the No. 87 (Jaguars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-57 result in favor of the Jaguars has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Alcorn State's No. 328-ranked offense, averaging 58.6 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 22 at 58.1 PPG. The Braves field goal percentage has averaged 39% so far, less than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern owns the country's No. 43-rated mark, allowing 62.4 points per game on the highway. Alcorn State, on the other hand, rates No. 305 in scoring at home.
Southern won its last outing, an 82-68 result against Alabama A&M on January 21. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Southern earned an 82-68 victory over Alabama A&M on Monday, getting 24 points from Derick Beltran at Elmore Gymnasium.
Alcorn State was a 49-46 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Alabama State. Marquiz Baker scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Braves to a win (they lost 49-46 to Alabama State at ASU Acadome on Monday).
Southern home to Grambling State, Saturday, February 2
Alcorn State home to Jackson State, Saturday, February 2