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Prairie View A&M Alcorn State Betting Preview

Alcorn State BravesPrairie View A&M Panthers
March 8, 1:30 PM | Special Events Center

Alcorn State Braves vs Prairie View A&M Panthers Odds

8-21TEAM RECORD14-17

Prairie View A&M looks to cover the Panthers-Braves pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 14-17 mark when they host Alcorn State 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.

Prairie View A&M will face the 8-21 Braves, who own a 1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Panthers are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Braves are 0-2 favoring the OVER.

View Alcorn State vs Prairie View AM Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 125-ranked Panthers and the No. 318-rated Braves in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 62-56 win for the Panthers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Prairie View A&M's No. 285 nationally ranked offense (62.5 points per game) against a Braves defense that sits as the No. 235 at 69.3 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 39.3% from the field, less than the Braves have managed so far this season (40.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Alcorn State owns the country's No. 256-rated mark, allowing 73.2 points per game on the highway. Prairie View A&M, on the other hand, rates No. 278 in scoring at home.

Alcorn State lost its last outing, a 64-61 result against Prairie View A&M on March 3. Alcorn State got 15 points from Kendrick McDonald but lost anyway, 64-61, to Prairie View A&M on Saturday at Whitney Complex.

Prairie View A&M was a 64-61 winner in its last match on the road against Alcorn State. Jourdan DeMuynck scored 27 points for Prairie View A&M on Saturday, leading the Panthers to a 64-61 win over Alcorn State at Whitney Complex.