Alcorn State at Texas Southern: 2/28/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Alcorn State at Texas Southern: 2/28/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Southern Tigers (14-11) vs Alcorn State Braves (12-15)

Game Info: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 8:30 pm (Health & PE Center)

Betting Odds: Texas Southern Tigers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Alcorn State Braves and Texas Southern Tigers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at H&PE Arena. When these two teams faced off on January 15th it was Alcorn State that won 73-72. 

Justin Thomas was the top player for Alcorn State scoring 26 points. Bryson Etienne was the top player for Texas Southern scoring 22 points. 

Alcorn State comes into this game with a 12-15 record overall and they have gone 17-10 against the spread. Alcorn State has won three games in a row including the last game against Prairie View A&M where they won 72-69. Alcorn State is averaging 65.1 points while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. Guard Justin Thomas has been the top player for Alcorn State averaging 10.2 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 27.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Texas Southern Tigers who sit with a 14-11 record and they have gone 14-11 against the spread. In the last game against Jackson State, Texas Southern scored 81 points, and that led to the easy victory. Texas Southern is averaging 68.5 points while their defense is giving up 65.9 points per game. Texas Southern uses a balanced attack, but they don’t really have a star. There are four players who are averaging at least eight points per game, but no player is averaging more than nine points per game. 

Texas Southern is 0-5 against the spread in their last five games played on Monday. The over is 6-0 in Texas Southern’s last six games following an against the spread win. The over is 4-1 in Alcorn State’s last five games played on Monday. Alcorn State is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games following a straight up win.

Texas Southern is the better team but they have struggled to cover spreads on Monday, and it’s going to let them down again in this game. Look for Texas Southern’s defense to be an issue, and it will keep Alcorn State in this game. Back Alcorn State against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Alcorn State +7.5

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