Alabama State vs Southern Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/12/24

Southern (12-9) vs Alabama State (11-12)

Game Info: Monday, February 12, 2024 at 8:30 pm (F.G. Clark Activity Center)

Betting Odds: Southern -5.5 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Alabama State Hornets need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games. The Southern Jaguars are riding a 5-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Alabama State Hornets vs Southern Jaguars prediction.

Alabama State Hornets Betting Preview

The Alabama State Hornets recently beat Florida A&M and lost to Grambling. The Alabama State Hornets are averaging 69.7 points on 38 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting. D’Ante Bass is averaging 16 points and 8 rebounds, while TJ Madlock is averaging 15.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. CJ Hines is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Range is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Alabama State Hornets are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama State Hornets are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game.

Southern Jaguars Betting Preview

The Southern Jaguars recently beat Alcorn State, Jackson State and Alabama A&M. The Southern Jaguars are averaging 74.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Tai'Reon Joseph is averaging 20.5 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Brandon Davis is averaging 11.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Tidjiane Dioumassi is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Derrick Tezeno is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Southern Jaguars are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Jaguars are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game.

Southern Jaguars Team Facts

  • Southern has won each of its last nine home games.
  • Seven of Southern's last nine games against Conference opponents have produced a total of 135+ points.
  • Southern has won the first half in each of its last eight games against Alabama State at F.G. Clark Activity Center.

Alabama State Hornets Team Facts

  • Alabama State has lost eight of its last nine games at F.G. Clark Activity Center.
  • Three of Alabama State's last four night games against non-AP-ranked opponents at F.G. Clark Activity Center have produced a total of 130 or fewer points.
  • Alabama State has lost the first half in each of its last eight games at F.G. Clark Activity Center.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Southern ranks 5th among Division 1 teams for opponent turnovers per game this season (17.7).
  • Southern ranks 7th among Division 1 teams for steals per game this season (10.3).
  • Alabama State ranks 360th among Division 1 teams for field goal percentage this season (38.0%).
  • Alabama State ranks 360th among Division 1 teams for effective field goal percentage this season (43.2%).

Alabama State Hornets vs Southern Jaguars prediction

The Alabama State Hornets are in a bit of a fun right now where the defense isn't showing up, and now they go on the road in a tough environment. The Southern Jaguars are undefeated at home this season, and they've also covered 7 of their last 10 games. Southern is playing its best ball of the season and making a case as one of the better teams in the SWAC. The line is reasonable. Give me the Southern Jaguars to get the job done.

Randy’s Pick Southern -5.5

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