Texas Southern vs Fairleigh Dickinson Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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The Texas Southern Tigers (14-20) and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (19-15) square off in a First Four matchup on Wednesday at UD Arena, starting at 6:40 PM, airing on truTV.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Tigers and the Knights features the Tigers as 2.5-point favorites. A 147.5-point over/under has been set for the game.

Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Odds

Point Spread for Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Texas Southern as the favorite.

Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Texas Southern has -145 odds to pick up the win, while Fairleigh Dickinson is listed at +125 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 147.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: truTV
  • Location: Dayton, Ohio
  • Arena: UD Arena

Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Betting Trends

Texas Southern has 11 wins against the spread in 32 games this year. The Tigers have won in eight, or 50%, of the 16 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Texas Southern’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 43.8% of the time (14 out of 32 games with a set point total).

Fairleigh Dickinson has played 32 games, with 13 wins, against the spread. The Knights have won 41.7% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (5-7). Fairleigh Dickinson has hit the over 59.4% of the time this season (19 of 32 games with a set point total).

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Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Key Players to Watch

Texas Southern

Joirdon Karl Nicholas is tops on his team in rebounds per game (8.9), and also posts 10.7 points and 1.5 assists. Defensively, he puts up 0.9 steals and 1 block. John Walker III is posting 12.6 points, 1.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest. Davon Barnes leads his squad in both points (13.6) and assists (1.9) per game, and also posts 4.4 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Zytarious Mortle posts 7.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game, shooting 45.1% from the field.

Fairleigh Dickinson

The Knights receive 14.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game from Grant Singleton. The Knights get 13.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Ansley Almonor. Sean Moore gets the Knights 6.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1 assists per contest. He also delivers 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Texas Southern Tigers

The Tigers rank 233rd in the nation with 69.4 points per game so far this year. At the other end, they rank 227th with 71.6 points allowed per contest. Texas Southern ranks 50th in college basketball with 34.1 rebounds per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 250th with 32.1 rebounds allowed per game.

In terms of three-pointers, Texas Southern has been inefficient, as it ranks second-worst in college basketball in three-pointers made (4.7 per game) and -3-worst in three-point percentage (28%). With 6.7 three-pointers conceded per game, the Tigers rank 111th in the nation. They are giving up a 33.4% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 151st in college basketball.

The Tigers are 5-5 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. Texas Southern has hit the over in four of its last 10 games. Texas Southern has scored 69.4 points per game over its last 10 contests, the same amount it has put up on average this season. Texas Southern has been more stingy on defense as of late, allowing 67.3 points per game over its past 10 contests compared to the 71.6 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights

At 77.8 points scored per game and 74.9 points conceded, the Knights are 41st in college basketball offensively and 311th on defense. Fairleigh Dickinson is 220th in the country in rebounds per game (31.2) and 130th in rebounds allowed (30.3).

Beyond the arc, Fairleigh Dickinson is 92nd in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (8.1). It is 159th in 3-point percentage at 34.6%. In 2022-23, the Knights are 275th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (8 per game) and 328th in defensive 3-point percentage (36.5%).

The Knights have gone 5-5 over their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Fairleigh Dickinson has hit the over six times. Over its previous 10 games, Fairleigh Dickinson is posting 76.1 points per contest, 1.7 fewer points than its season average (77.8). While the Knights are surrendering 74.9 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their previous 10 games, allowing 72.4 points per contest.

Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Fairleigh Dickinson, and we expect that Fairleigh Dickinson will cover the spread (Texas Southern -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 147.5 points.

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How to bet Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

You can bet on Texas Southern vs. Fairleigh Dickinson at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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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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