Texas Southern Tigers visit Alabama State Hornets in college basketball clash
Texas Southern Tigers vs Alabama State Hornets Odds
The Alabama State Hornets will try to cover the spread at ASU Acadome on Monday when they get a visit from the Texas Southern Tigers in NCAA basketball action.
Alabama State will face the 14-14 Tigers, who own a 1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hornets are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 314 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 98 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 71-59.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Alabama State's No. 296 nationally ranked offense (61.8 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 159 at 65.9 PPG. The Hornets have been averaging 40.7% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Defensively, Texas Southern features the nation's No. 154-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Alabama State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 274 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas Southern was a 64-62 winner in its last match on the road against Alabama A&M. Aaron Clayborn scored 18 points leading the Tigers to a 64-62 victory over Alabama A&M at Elmore Gymnasium on Saturday.
Alabama State lost its last outing, a 65-56 result against Prairie View A&M on February 23. Alabama State suffered a 65-56 loss against Prairie View A&M on Saturday, getting 21 points from Joshua Freelove in a losing effort at ASU Acadome.
Texas Southern home to Southern, Thursday, February 28
Alabama State at Jackson State, Thursday, February 28