Texas Southern vs Alabama A&M Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, March 10, 2023

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The No. 8 seed Texas Southern Tigers (12-20, 7-11 SWAC) will hit the court in the SWAC Tournament against the No. 5 seed Alabama A&M Bulldogs (15-17, 10-8 SWAC). The teams will face off Friday at 3:00 PM live on ESPN+.

Friday’s game between the Tigers and the Bulldogs features the Tigers as 3-point favorites. The matchup has an over/under of 136.

Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M Odds

Point Spread for Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing Texas Southern as the favorite.

Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Texas Southern has -157 odds to pick up the win, while Alabama A&M is listed at +134 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 136 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Arena: Bartow Arena

Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M Betting Trends

In Texas Southern’s 30 games this year, it has nine wins against the spread. The Tigers have won in seven, or 46.7%, of the 15 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Texas Southern has gone over the point total in 50% of its opportunities this year (14 times over 28 games with a set point total).

Alabama A&M has 14 wins against the spread in 28 games this season. The Bulldogs have a 6-10 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 37.5% of those games). Alabama A&M’s games this season have gone over the point total 13 times in 28 opportunities (46.4%).

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Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M Key Players to Watch

Texas Southern

Joirdon Karl Nicholas puts up a team-best 9.2 rebounds per contest. He is also posting 11.2 points and 1.5 assists, shooting 54.5% from the field. John Walker III posts 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. At the other end, he delivers 0.6 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Davon Barnes averages 13.4 points and 2 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also putting up 4.1 rebounds, shooting 43.4% from the floor. Zytarious Mortle is averaging 8.3 points, 0.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds per contest.

Alabama A&M

Garrett Hicks is No. 1 on the Bulldogs in scoring (13.1 points per game), and produces 4 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He also delivers 1.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Messiah Thompson is No. 1 on the Bulldogs in assists (3.2 per game), and produces 10.8 points and 1.9 rebounds. He also puts up 1.6 steals and 0 blocked shots. Olisa Akonobi leads the Bulldogs in rebounding (5.7 per game), and averages 7.8 points and 0.4 assists. He also puts up 0.3 steals and 1.9 blocked shots. Dailin Smith gives the Bulldogs 10.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He also delivers 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Texas Southern Tigers

Texas Southern is 5-14-0 ATS in conference action this season. The Tigers are putting up 69.6 points per game (228th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while giving up 72.3 points per contest (244th-ranked). This season, Texas Southern is pulling down 33.9 rebounds per game (57th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 32 rebounds per contest (244th-ranked).

Texas Southern has been missing the mark in terms of three-pointers this year, ranking second-worst in the country in treys made per game (4.7) and -3-worst in three-point percentage (27.6%). The Tigers are giving up 6.9 three-pointers per game (136th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 34.3% (218th-ranked) from three-point land.

The Tigers are 3-7 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 games. Five of Texas Southern’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. Texas Southern has been scoring 69.7 points per contest in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 69.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Texas Southern’s defense has been tougher lately, as the team has allowed 69.2 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 72.3 points per game its opponents average this season.

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

In Alabama A&M’s 19 chances this season in SWAC play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total eight times. At 69.9 points scored per game and 70.8 points conceded, the Bulldogs are 218th in college basketball on offense and 201st on defense. In 2022-23, Alabama A&M is 292nd in the country in rebounds (29.7 per game) and 252nd in rebounds conceded (32.1).

Alabama A&M is 231st in the nation in 3-pointers made (6.9 per game) and 30th in 3-point percentage (37.5%). The Bulldogs are 241st in the country in 3-pointers conceded (7.7 per game) and 210th in 3-point percentage defensively (34.2%).

The Bulldogs have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall in their last 10 games. Five of Alabama A&M’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. In its past 10 games, Alabama A&M is averaging 69.6 points per game, 0.3 fewer points than its season average (69.9). In their past 10 games, the Bulldogs are allowing 63.8 points per contest, seven fewer points than their season average (70.8).

Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Alabama A&M, and we project that Alabama A&M will cover the spread (Texas Southern -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 136 points.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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