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Texas Southern Tigers vs Alabama State Hornets Betting Preview

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March 11, 9:00 PM | Special Events Center

Alabama State Hornets vs Texas Southern Tigers Odds

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Special Events Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Texas Southern Tigers and the visiting Alabama State Hornets in college hoops action on Friday.

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. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Special Events Center).

This season, the Tigers are 19-11 overall and 1-2 ATS ATS, while the Hornets are 15-17 and 2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas Southern boasts a 2-1 on the OU, and Alabama State is 3-0.

View Alabama State vs Texas Southern Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 168-ranked Tigers and the No. 185-rated Hornets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 63-60 win for the Tigers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas Southern's No. 294-ranked scoring average of 63.9 PPG, against a Hornets defense rated No. 68 and allowing 64.1 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 42.8% to date this season, more than the Hornets shooters have managed so far (39.5% per game).

Defensively, Alabama State features the nation's No. 113-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Texas Southern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Alabama State was an 81-61 winner against Alabama A&M. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites.

Texas Southern was a 50-45 winner in their most recent outing against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as favorites.