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Texas Southern Tigers host Alcorn State Braves in college basketball action

Alcorn State BravesTexas Southern Tigers
March 5, 5:30 PM | Health and PE Arena

Alcorn State Braves vs Texas Southern Tigers Odds

4-23TEAM RECORD17-11

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.

This season, the Tigers are 17-11 overall and 1-1 ATS ATS, while the Braves are 4-23 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas Southern boasts a 2-0 on the OU, and Alcorn State is 0-0.

View Alcorn State vs Texas Southern Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Braves odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas Southern is rated No. 173 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Alcorn State is at No. 294. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-54 win for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Braves is ranked No. 157 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Texas Southern’s No. 204 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas Southern is the No. 264-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Alcorn State rates No. 335 at 4.2 per game.

Defensively, Alcorn State features the nation's No. 343-rated defense on the road, allowing 85.2 points per game. Texas Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 288 nationally in scoring at home.

Alcorn State was a 96-77 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Prairie View A&M. Alcorn State suffered a 96-77 loss against Prairie View A&M on Thursday, getting 17 points from Shaunvanta Ingram in a losing effort at William Nicks Building.

In their last action, Texas Southern was a 71-63 winner at home against Southern. The Tigers used a 32-point performance from Kevin Galloway to help Texas Southern smack Southern 71-63 on Thursday at Health and PE Arena.