Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Braves and Tigers. The game is starting at 8:30 ET on None, and it's hosted by the Tigers at H&PE Arena in Houston, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Southwestern Athletic conference game currently have Texas Southern as the -4.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 138.5 points.

ALCORN STATE BRAVES VS TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas Southern Tigers -4.5

This game will be played at H&PE Arena at 8:30 ET on Monday, March 4th.

WHY BET THE TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Texas Southern pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Braves Lock in a Win at Houston?

Alcorn State has been on a roll lately, winning five straight games to improve their record to 11-17. They are 9-4 in Southwestern Athletic Conference games compared to just 2-13 in non-conference action.

On the road, the Braves are 6-14 this season, but they have won their last five games away from home. For the year, they have been outscored by an average of 11.0 points per game on the road.

When looking at Alcorn State's overall ATS record this season, they are 14-11. On the road, their ATS mark is 11-9. Over their last 10 road games, the Braves have gone 8-2 vs. the spread. As the underdog, their ATS record this year is 6-9.

Alcorn State's over/under record for the season is 13-12 and today's over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.5). Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

In their most recent game, the Braves' offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 70.6 points per game. Leading Alcorn State in scoring vs. Prairie View A&M was Jeremiah Gambrell with his 21 points. Dekedran Thorn also added 12 points for the Braves.

Coming into the game, Alcorn State will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 77.2 points per game (285th). So far, the Alcorn State defense is giving up an average of 9.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.9 times per game (495th).

Can Texas Southern Secure a Home Victory?

After starting the season 2-9 in non-conference play, Texas Southern has turned things around in Southwestern Athletic Conference action. The Tigers are 11-5 in league games, and they have won four straight games overall.

At home, Texas Southern is 6-4 this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home. For the year, the Tigers have been favored in 12 of their 27 games, going 9-3 in those contests.

As the favorite this season, Texas Southern has gone 7-5 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 5-5, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 6-4.

So far this season, the over/under record for Texas Southern games is 10-16. The average over/under line in their games is 140.6 and the average score is 137.8, resulting in a margin of -2.8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. Today's over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year.

Texas Southern's offense had a good outing, putting up 80 points against Jackson State. They achieved a 48.4% field goal percentage and went 7/10 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Tigers have a season long field goal percentage of 40%, which is 376th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 351st in percentage and 218th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Tigers' defense holds the 122nd rank in the nation, allowing 70.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Alcorn State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.8%.