The Grambling Tigers (20-8, 13-3 SWAC) hope to build on a seven-game winning stretch when they host the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (13-16, 9-7 SWAC) at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Thursday’s matchup between the Tigers and the Bulldogs sees the Tigers as a solid, 8-point favorite. The game’s over/under is 130.
Grambling vs. Alabama A&M Odds
Point Spread for Grambling vs. Alabama A&M
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with sportsbooks listing Grambling as the favorite.
Grambling vs. Alabama A&M Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Grambling has -364 odds to pick up the win, while Alabama A&M is listed at +294 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 130 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Location: Grambling, Louisiana
- Arena: Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
Grambling vs. Alabama A&M Betting Trends
Grambling has 15 wins against the spread in 26 games this year. The Tigers have been chosen as favorites in 16 games this year and have walked away with the win 14 times (87.5%) in those games. Grambling’s games this year have hit the over on nine of 25 set point totals.
Alabama A&M has 12 wins against the spread in 25 games this season. The Bulldogs have put together a 4-9 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 30.8% of those games). Alabama A&M’s games this season have gone over the total in 12 of 25 opportunities (48%).
Grambling vs. Alabama A&M Key Players to Watch
Shawndarius Cowart is tops on his squad in assists per contest (3.3), and also posts 11 points and 3.8 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 1.8 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Cameron Christon posts 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Carte’Are Gordon puts up 12.7 points and 7 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.4 assists, shooting 56% from the field. Jourdan Smith is averaging 7.7 points, 1 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game.
Garrett Hicks is the Bulldogs’ top scorer (13.4 points per game), and he delivers 1.8 assists and 4 rebounds. Messiah Thompson is the Bulldogs’ top assist man (3.3 per game), and he contributes 10.4 points and 1.9 rebounds. The Bulldogs receive 10.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game from Dailin Smith. Olisa Akonobi is the Bulldogs’ top rebounder (5.5 per game), and he puts up 7.7 points and 0.4 assists.
What you need to know about the Grambling Tigers
Grambling is 10-6-0 ATS in conference action this season. The Tigers have been led by their defense, as they rank 24th-best in the nation by giving up just 62.7 points per game. They rank 262nd in college basketball in points scored (68.7 per contest). This season, Grambling is averaging 31.4 rebounds per game (203rd-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 29.8 rebounds per contest (98th-ranked).
At home, the Tigers are scoring 9.8 more points per game (74.7) than they are in away games (64.9). Grambling has struggled to rack up threes, ranking ninth-worst in college basketball with 5 treys per game. It ranks 139th with a 35.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc this year. The Tigers are allowing 6.3 threes per game (63rd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 30.8% (32nd-ranked) from three-point land.
The Tigers have gone 9-1 over their last 10 games, with an 8-2 record against the spread during that span. Grambling has hit the over in four of its last 10 outings. Grambling has been putting up 69.1 points per contest in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 68.7 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Grambling’s defense has been tougher as of late, as the team has allowed 60.2 points per game over its last 10 compared to the 62.7 points per game its opponents average on the season.
What you need to know about the Alabama A&M Bulldogs
Alabama A&M has won seven games against the spread this year in conference play, while failing to cover nine times. The Bulldogs are 208th in the nation in points scored (70.4 per game) and 232nd in points conceded (71.7). On the boards, Alabama A&M is 300th in college basketball in rebounds (29.4 per game). It is 302nd in rebounds conceded (33.1 per game).
The Bulldogs are scoring more points at home (72.8 per game) than on the road (65.6). Alabama A&M makes 6.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 37.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 239th and 30th, respectively, in the nation. Defensively, the Bulldogs are 285th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 8.1. They are 273rd in 3-point percentage conceded at 35.3%.
The Bulldogs have gone 7-3 over their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Five of Alabama A&M’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. While Alabama A&M is putting up 70.4 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark over its previous 10 games, amassing 70.8 a contest. In their last 10 games, the Bulldogs are giving up 65.3 points per game, compared to their season average of 71.7 points allowed.
Grambling vs. Alabama A&M Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Grambling, and we expect that Alabama A&M will cover the spread (Grambling -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 130 points.
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