The Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney matchup between the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (8-21, 5-13 SWAC) and the Prairie View A&M Panthers (18-13, 14-4 SWAC) will take place at William Nicks Center. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Alabama A&M Bulldogs at Prairie View A&M Panthers Betting Preview
The last time the Bulldogs played, they lost a tough one against the Jackson State Tigers, 54-51. With 15 points on 6-for-16 shooting, Garrett Hicks was the game’s leading scorer. Jackson State’s 0.265 free throw rate was their largest advantage over Alabama A&M, who had a mark of 0.154. The Tigers’ mark was above their season average of 0.234, while the Bulldogs’ was below their season average of 0.220.
The Panthers are hoping for a better outcome after their 89-80 loss to the Southern University Jaguars in their last matchup. With 16 points and five assists, Prairie View A&M’s Devonte Patterson put together a good game. Southern University had an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.2 (above their season average of 31.7). Prairie View A&M, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (35-48; 72.9 percent).
This contest should be a matchup of contrasting paces. Prairie View A&M has preferred to play quickly (43rd in possessions per game), while Alabama A&M has been more methodical (189th in possessions per game). Additionally, the Bulldogs rank 347th in offensive efficiency (89.2), while the Panthers rank 52nd in defensive efficiency (95.2).
Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. Prairie View A&M Panthers Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Prairie View A&m, ATS Winner – Alabama A&M, O/U – Over
The Bulldogs rank 253rd in three pointers attempted per game (18.6) while the Panthers rank 303rd (15.3).
Prairie View A&M blocks 2.6 opponent shots per game, which ranks 160th in the country. Alabama A&M ranks 175th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
Prairie View A&M ranks 66th in assists per game (14.3) while Alabama A&M ranks 251st (10.7).
The Panthers rank 80th in rebounds allowed per game (33.3) while the Bulldogs rank 256th (38.4).
Prairie View A&M ranks 18th in steals per game (8.5) while Alabama A&M ranks 157th (5.9).
The Panthers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.8, up from 3.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 53.2 points per game (8.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.6 points per game (4.6 below their season average).