Texas Southern at Alabama State - 1/23/23 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
Alabama State Hornets (6-13) vs Texas Southern Tigers (6-14)
Game Info: Monday, January 23, 2023 at 8:30 pm (Dunn-Oliver Acadome)
Betting Odds: Alabama State Hornets +1 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas Southern Tigers will travel to Montgomery and meet the Alabama State Hornets in from the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. TSU has overwhelmingly won 19 of the last 20 meetings.
Texas Southern moved to 6-14 after beating Alabama A&M in Huntsville. The Tigers got off to a fast start, and led the Bulldogs throughout the contest en route to an 11-point win. TSU scores 75.5 points per game, while allowing 69.7 ppg, and shooting 46.9% from the field.
Texas Southern won their first pair of games since Christmas, and they’ll look to win three straight for the first time this season. Davion Barnes leads the charge for TSU, and after steady production through the first two thirds of the season, he leads the Tigers in scoring (15.7). Joirdon Karl Nicholas has double-doubled in 5 of the last eight games, and he leads the team in boards (8.9), while scoring 11.5 ppg.
Alabama State is 6-13 after being Prairie View A&M in Montgomery. The Hornets found themselves in a back-and-fifth battle with the Panthers, and they’d escaped in overtime by a point. Alabama State is scoring 75.5 points per game, while allowing 69.7 ppg, and shooting 46.9% from the field.
Alabama State’s 4-2 start is worth noting coming into Monday’s game as well. Isaiah Range leads the team in scoring (14.2) after double figures in nine of the last ten games. Jordan O’Neal double-doubled in wins over TC and PV, and he leads the Hornets in rebounding (7.5), while scoring 7.2 ppg.
Texas Southern is 5-13 against the spread this season, with a 10-6-1 over/under record. Alabama State is 12-6 ATS this year, with a 9-8 o/u record.
Texas Southern needs to flex their muscles early in this spot. The Tigers have dominated this series, and they’ll carry size and skill advantages heading into this one. I love the value on TSU here, money line and margin, so sway their way for this SWAC matchup.
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