Alabama State at Southern - 3/10/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Alabama State Hornets (8-23) at Southern Jaguars (16-15)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:30 pm (F.G. Clark Center)
The Line: Southern Jaguars -9.5 -- Over/Under: 128
The Alabama State Hornets and Southern Jaguars meet Tuesday in the college basketball SWAC Tournament at the F. G. Clark Activity Center.
The Alabama State Hornets need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Alabama State Hornets are averaging 61.7 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Tobi Ewuosho is averaging 12.9 points and six rebounds while Leon Daniels is averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. Brandon Battle is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Jacoby Ross is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Alabama State Hornets are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 62.7 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama State Hornets are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Alabama State Hornets have split their last four road games.
The Southern Jaguars look for a win to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Southern Jaguars are averaging 69.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Kirk Parker is averaging 16 points and five rebounds while Ahsante Shivers is averaging 9.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Damiree Burns is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Micah Bradford is dishing 3.3 assists. The Southern Jaguars are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Jaguars are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Southern Jaguars have won eight straight home games.
The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Alabama State Hornets head into this contest shooting just 37 percent from the field in their last five games, and they lose on the road by an average of 15.9 points while shooting 39.1 percent from the field. The Southern Jaguars win at home by an average of 18.7 points while shooting 50.2 percent from the field. The Southern Jaguars are also 8-1 against the spread at home and 19-7-3 against the spread on the season. The Southern Jaguars are also 10-1 against the spread as a favorite. With those trends, you almost just blindly back Southern until the tickets stop cashing.