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Alabama A&M Bulldogs visit Texas Southern Tigers in NCAAB hoops battle

Alabama A&M BulldogsTexas Southern Tigers
March 7, 1:30 PM | Special Events Center

Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs Texas Southern Tigers Odds


The Tigers will try to cover the spread at Special Events Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in college basketball action.

It's a game in the SWAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Special Events Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

This season, the Tigers are 13-17 overall and 1-1 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 14-15 and 9-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas Southern boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and Alabama A&M is 9-12.

View Alabama AM vs Texas Southern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Tigers as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 151 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 317 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 62-57 victory for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas Southern has the nation's No. 315-rated offensive output, at 60.6 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 252 allowing on average 70 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 41.2% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Alabama A&M owns the country's No. 212-rated mark, allowing 71.1 points per game on the highway. Texas Southern, on the other hand, rates No. 142 in scoring at home.

Alabama A&M was a 75-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against Grambling State. The Bulldogs got 20 points from Jeremy Crutcher, but it was Grambling State that prevailed in a 75-72 final on Saturday at Elmore Gymnasium.

Texas Southern lost its last outing, a 56-54 result against Southern on March 3. Texas Southern got 16 points from Omar Strong but lost anyway, 56-54, to Southern on Saturday at Clark Center.