Alabama A&M vs Southern Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23
Southern Jaguars (14-16) vs Alabama A&M Bulldogs (13-17)
Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Bartow Arena)
Betting Odds: Southern Jaguars -2.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Alabama A&M Bulldogs will play the Southern Jaguars in the Quarterfinals of the SWAC Tournament on Thursday night at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
Alabama A&M Preview
The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are 14-17 (10-8) this season after they defeated Southern by a score of 68-65 in heir last game. Alabama A&M shot 56.5% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the win. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are averaging 69.6 points per game, 71.1 points against per game, 32.3 rebounds per game, and 12.8 assists per game. Garrett Hicks has led the Bulldogs this season with 13.1 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. Alabama A&M is shooting 44.3% from the field, 65.1% on free throws, and 37.5% on three pointers this year.
The Southern Jaguars are 15-16 (11-7) this season after they lost to Alabama A&M by a score of 68-65 in their last game. Southern shot 41.8% from the field and was -10 in rebounding margin in the loss. The Southern Jaguars are averaging 72.2 points per game, 71.1 points against per game, 32.5 rebounds per game, and 14.3 assists per game. Brion Whitley has led the Jaguars this season with 11.5 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and 1.2 steals per game. Southern is shooting 43.1% from the field, 71.4% on free throws, and 33.4% on three pointers this year.
Alabama A&M is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 6-2 in Alabama A&M’s last 8 neutral site games. Southern is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 5-0 in Southern’s last 5 games. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.
Southern comes into this game with a slightly better conference record than Alabama A&M, but they have lost both regular season meetings with the Bulldogs. These two teams have very similar metrics, so this should be a very good game. Both teams are allowing 71.1 points against per game, but they have played in lower scoring games recently. I like the under in this matchup.