Texas Southern vs. Alabama State - 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Alabama State (8-20) at Texas Southern (14-14)
College Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Health & PE Center)
The Line: Texas Southern -9,5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Alabama State Hornets (8-20, CONF 7-8) and Texas Southern Tigers (14-14, CONF 11-4) face off in a Southwestern Athletic Conference showdown at the Health & Physical Education Arena. Alabama State knocked off Texas Southern 79-55 earlier this season their biggest win of the season.
Alabama State has been ultra inconsistent this year and coming into this game they have lost three straight games and only covered one spread during that stretch.
Away from home this season Alabama State only has two wins and they have struggled on both sides of the floor. Away from home the Hornets are averaging 59.5 points while shooting 76.1 percent from the field.
Alabama State is led by guard Tobi Ewuosho who is averaging 12.9 points and shooting 40 percent from the field.
Texas Southern is playing some good basketball and coming into this game they have won four of the last five games. The only loss during that stretch was in overtime against Arkansas Pine Bluff.
The Tigers are a strong offensive team and at home they like to push the pace and get out and run. On the season Texas Southern is averaging 78.6 points per game at home and they are shooting almost 43 percent from the field.
On offense, Texas Southern uses a balanced attack and in the last game against Alabama A&M they had four players put up at least 12 points. Guard Tyrik Armstrong was the leader of that group putting up 14 points in 24 minutes.
In the first game against Alabama State, Texas Southern had a lot of defensive struggles and if they want any chance the defense is going to need to be a lot better.
The under is 6-2 in Alabama State’s last eight road games. The over is 12-5 in Texas Southern’s last 17 home games.
Alabama State beat Texas Southern earlier this season, but they are a different team on the road and this is a game where they will really struggle. Look for Texas Southern to run up the score and cover the spread.