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SWAC Tournament - Alcorn State Braves vs Prairie View A&M Panthers Preview

Prairie View A&M PanthersAlcorn State Braves
March 14, 9:00 PM | Curtis Culwell Center

Prairie View A&M Panthers vs Alcorn State Braves Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Alcorn State Braves try to run the Prairie View A&M Panthers off the court at Curtis Culwell Center in college hoops action.

The SWAC Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. Curtis Culwell Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Braves bring a 10-23 record (1-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-18 Panthers, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Alcorn State go 1-1 so far and the Panthers go 1-0.

View Prairie View AM vs Alcorn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Braves installed as 2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 231 and the Panthers at No. 157 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 62-59 result in favor of the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 4 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.5 per game. That compares with Alcorn State’s No. 273 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Alcorn State is college basketball's No. 299-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 340 with 3.8 per game.

Defensively, Prairie View A&M features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. Alcorn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 293 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Prairie View A&M was a 61-39 loser at home against Southern. The Panthers were hammered by Southern on Saturday, losing by a 61-39 final at William Nicks Building in college basketball betting action.

Alcorn State lost its last outing, a 78-59 result against Texas Southern on March 2. Alcorn State got 22 points from Marquiz Baker but lost anyway, 78-59, to Texas Southern on Saturday at Health and PE Arena.