Alcorn State Braves vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Alcorn State Braves travelling to Southern Methodist Monday to take on the Mustangs.
Southern Methodist battles the Braves, currently sitting with a 1-2 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Mustangs and 0-0 for the Braves.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 31-ranked Mustangs and the No. 18-rated Braves in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-63 win for the Mustangs on Monday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Methodist's No. 142-ranked offense, averaging 71.7 PPG, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 198 at 67 PPG. The Mustangs field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Alcorn State owns the country's No. 280-rated mark, allowing 80 points per game on the highway. Southern Methodist, on the other hand, rates No. 185 in scoring at home.
Alcorn State was a 69-51 loser in its last match on the road against Stanford. Anthony Nieves scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Braves to a win (they lost 69-51 to Stanford at Maples Pavilion on Thursday).
Southern Methodist was a 78-75 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist got 25 points from Nick Russell en route to a 78-75 victory over Texas State on Saturday at Strahan Coliseum.
A few Braves at Mustangs trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Methodist is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Alcorn State at Florida Gulf Coast, Wednesday, November 21
Southern Methodist home to Rider, Wednesday, November 21