Southern vs Alabama A&M Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The Alabama A&M Bulldogs’ (13-17, 9-8 SWAC) SWAC schedule includes Saturday’s matchup with the Southern Jaguars (15-15, 11-6 SWAC) at F. G. Clark Center. It tips at 6:30 PM ET.

Saturday’s game between the Jaguars and the Bulldogs sees the Jaguars as 6-point favorites. The over/under is 139 points for the matchup.

Southern vs. Alabama A&M Odds

Point Spread for Southern vs. Alabama A&M

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing Southern as the favorite.

Southern vs. Alabama A&M Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Southern has -260 odds to pick up the win, while Alabama A&M is listed at +211 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 139 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Arena: F. G. Clark Center

Southern vs. Alabama A&M Betting Trends

Southern has played 28 games, with 17 wins against the spread. The Jaguars have come away with 10 wins in the 17 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Southern’s games this year have hit the over on 13 of 26 set point totals.

Alabama A&M has 12 wins against the spread in 26 games this year. The Bulldogs have won four of the 14 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (28.6%). Alabama A&M’s games this season have gone over the point total 46.2% of the time (12 out of 26 games with a set point total).

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Southern vs. Alabama A&M Key Players to Watch


P.J. Byrd averages a team-leading 5.6 assists per game. He is also putting up 9.4 points and 2.6 rebounds, shooting 47.5% from the floor. Bryson Etienne is averaging 10.9 points, 1.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest. Brion Whitley leads his team in both points (11.4) and assists (1) per contest, and also averages 3 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Tyrone Lyons averages 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, shooting 44.8% from the field.

Alabama A&M

Garrett Hicks is No. 1 on the Bulldogs in scoring (13.1 points per game) and assists (1.7), and posts 3.9 rebounds. He also puts up 1.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Messiah Thompson is No. 1 on the Bulldogs in assists (3.2 per game), and puts up 10.2 points and 1.9 rebounds. He also puts up 1.7 steals and 0 blocked shots. Olisa Akonobi is No. 1 on the Bulldogs in rebounding (5.5 per game), and puts up 8 points and 0.4 assists. He also averages 0.3 steals and 1.9 blocked shots. The Bulldogs receive 10.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game from Dailin Smith.

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What you need to know about the Southern Jaguars

Southern has covered 10 times in 17 chances against the spread in conference action this season. The Jaguars rank 167th in college basketball with 72.4 points per game this season. At the other end, they rank 213th with 71.2 points allowed per contest. Southern is averaging 31 boards per game (232nd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 33.3 rebounds per contest (311th-ranked).

The Jaguars are averaging 84.3 points per game this year in home games, which is 18.9 more points than they’re averaging in road games (65.4). Southern ranks 119th in college basketball with 7.9 treys per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 188th with a 34.1% shooting percentage from downtown. The Jaguars are 205th in the country with 7.4 treys allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 96th with a 32.4% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.

The Jaguars have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 5-5 overall in their past 10 contests. Three of Southern’s past 10 outings have hit the over. In its last 10 games, Southern has been racking up 67 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 72.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Southern has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 66.8 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 71.2 it has surrendered per game this year.

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What you need to know about the Alabama A&M Bulldogs

Alabama A&M is 7-10-0 ATS in conference action this season. The Bulldogs put up 69.7 points per game and give up 71.3, ranking them 226th in college basketball on offense and 217th defensively. With 29.4 rebounds per game and 32.9 rebounds allowed, Alabama A&M is 300th and 297th in the nation, respectively.

In 2022-23 the Bulldogs are scoring 8.6 more points per game at home (72.8) than on the road (64.2). With 6.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.9% from beyond the arc, Alabama A&M is 257th and 46th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Bulldogs are 272nd in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (8 per game) and 274th in defensive 3-point percentage (35.3%).

The Bulldogs have gone 6-4 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Five of Alabama A&M’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. Alabama A&M has fared worse offensively in its past 10 games, tallying 68.9 points per contest, 0.8 fewer points its than season average of 69.7. Over their past 10 games, the Bulldogs are giving up 65.4 points per game, compared to their season average of 71.3 points allowed.

Southern vs. Alabama A&M Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Southern, and we project that Alabama A&M will cover the spread (Southern -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 139 points.

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How to bet Southern vs. Alabama A&M

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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