SWAC foes will clash when the Alcorn State Braves (8-9, 4-2 SWAC) go head-to-head against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (5-11, 2-3 SWAC) at David L. Whitney Gymnasium. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Alabama A&M Bulldogs at Alcorn State Braves ATS Preview
The last time the Bulldogs played, they were beaten by the Alabama State Hornets, 65-56. With 19 points on 8-for-18 shooting, Cameron Alford was the top scorer from either team. Alabama State had a free throw rate of 0.218 (above their season average of 0.209). Alabama A&M, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.3 (above their season average of 25.1).
The Braves hope to maintain momentum after thoroughly outplaying the UAPB Golden Lions in their last game, 82-54. With 30 points on 9-for-11 shooting, Deshaw Andrews was the game’s high scorer. The Braves made 22 of their 27 free throws (81.5 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.612 (above their season average of 0.513).
This is the first time these teams will clash this year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Braves won the most recent game 61-55. The Braves played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 48.6 and a great free throw rate of 0.265. For those same stats, the Bulldogs put up marks of 23.3 and 0.220, respectively.
Alcorn State appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Braves rank 100th in offensive efficiency, while the Bulldogs rank 325th in defensive efficiency.
Alabama A&M at Alcorn State Odds Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Alcorn State, ATS Winner – Alcorn State, O/U – Over
The Braves rank 18th in steals per game (9.1) while the Bulldogs rank 117th (6.5).
Alcorn State averages 2.9 blocks per game, which ranks 128th in the country. Alabama A&M ranks 157th in blocks allowed per game (5.3).
Alcorn State ranks 40th in rebounds per game (39.5) while Alabama A&M ranks 258th in rebounds allowed per game (40.6).
The Braves rank 67th in assists per game (14.5) while the Bulldogs rank 235th in assists allowed per game (15.8).
Alcorn State averages 26.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 40th in the country. Alabama A&M ranks 182nd in three pointers allowed per game (22.8).
The Braves’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 16.4, up from 5.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 61.4 points per game (3.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.6 points per game (13.1 below their season average).