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Alcorn State Braves face Texas Southern Tigers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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March 2, 9:00 PM | Health and PE Arena

Alcorn State Braves vs Texas Southern Tigers Odds

10-22TEAM RECORD16-14

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Braves of Alcorn State hit the hard court against the Tigers of Texas Southern.

The Tigers sport records of 16-14 and 1-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Braves have 10-22 and 1-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-0 for the Tigers and 1-1 for the Braves.

View Alcorn State vs Texas Southern Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 83-ranked Tigers and the No. 229-rated Braves in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-60 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas Southern's No. 111-ranked scoring average of 70 PPG, against a Braves defense rated No. 152 and allowing 65.7 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 43.8% to date this season, more than the Braves shooters have managed so far (38.5% per game).

Defensively, Alcorn State features the nation's No. 121-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.2 points per game. Texas Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

Alcorn State was an 81-75 winner in its last match on the road against Prairie View A&M. Alcorn State earned an 81-75 victory over Prairie View A&M on Thursday, getting 19 points from Anthony Nieves at William Nicks Building.

Texas Southern was a 79-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern. Southern was victimized by Omar Strong for 34 points as the Tigers defeated the Jaguars 79-66 in college hoops action on Thursday.