SWAC Tournament - Alabama A&M Bulldogs take on Jaguars in NCAA basketball test
Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs Southern Jaguars Odds
Alabama A&M travels to Southern on Friday, hoping to boost its 11-19 record with a victory over the Jaguars.
This is a conference playoff game in the SWAC Tournament. Curtis Culwell Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 0-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Jaguars are 4-0 ATS. Alabama A&M is 1-1 on the totals; Southern is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jaguars at No. 86 and the Bulldogs at No. 305 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-58 result in favor of the Jaguars.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 114 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.9 per game. That compares with Southern’s No. 140 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern is college basketball's No. 107-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 293 with 5 per game.
Defensively, Alabama A&M features the nation's No. 261-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 158 nationally in scoring at home.
Alabama A&M was a 59-51 winner in its last match at home against Grambling State. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites. Brandon Ellis scored 19 points leading the Bulldogs to a 59-51 victory over Grambling State at Curtis Culwell Center on Wednesday.
Southern won its last outing, a 61-39 result against Prairie View A&M on March 2. The Jaguars blew out Prairie View A&M on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 61-39 win at William Nicks Building.