Grambling State at Texas Southern - 3/10/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Grambling State Tigers (17-14) at Texas Southern Tigers (15-16)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Health & PE Center)
The Line: Texas Southern Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: 147
The Grambling Tigers and Texas Southern Tigers meet Tuesday in the college basketball SWAC Tournament at the H&PE Arena.
The Grambling Tigers have won four of their last five games. The Grambling Tigers are averaging 71.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Devante Jackson is averaging 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds while Ivy Smith Jr. is averaging 12.5 points and 5.2 assists. Prince Moss is dishing one assist and Cam Christon is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Grambling Tigers are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Grambling Tigers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Grambling Tigers have split their last six road games.
The Texas Southern Tigers have split their last six games. The Texas Southern Tigers are averaging 72.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Tyrik Armstrong is averaging 14.3 points and 3.5 rebounds while Eden Ewing is averaging 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. Justin Hopkins is the third double-digit scorer and Yahuza Rasas is grabbing eight rebounds. The Texas Southern Tigers are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Southern Tigers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Texas Southern Tigers have won seven straight home games.
The road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Texas Southern Tigers won the first two meetings this season by comfortable margins, but the Grambling Tigers head into this contest playing the better basketball, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 9.4 points while allowing 35.1 percent shooting from the field. In fact, you can argue the Grambling Tigers have been the better team this season overall, even with the two blowout losses to Texas Southern. Also, the Texas Southern Tigers are a rough 12-17-1 against the spread on the season and 4-8-1 against the spread as a favorite. If you can get past how the first two meetings went down, you can find value in getting Grambling and the free points.