Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bulldogs versus the Tigers? Tip off is at at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on None. The game will be played at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center in Grambling, LA. The over/under for this Southwestern Athletic conference contest is set at 135.5 points, with Grambling State being favored by -9 at home against Alabama A&M.
ALABAMA A&M BULLDOGS VS GRAMBLING STATE TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Alabama A&M Bulldogs +9
This game will be played at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center at 8:30 ET on Monday, February 12th.
WHY BET THE ALABAMA A&M BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Tigers.
- Even though we have Grambling State winning straight-up, we like Alabama A&M at +9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Can the Bulldogs Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
Alabama A&M heads into this game as a nine-point underdog. They have gone 3-18 this season as the underdog, and they have gone 2-14 on the road, including a current four-game losing streak.
Alabama A&M comes in with a 5-18 record, and they have gone 4-6 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. Their average scoring margin on the road this year is -15.9 points per game.
Alabama A&M’s ATS record for the season is 10-12-1. On the road, the Bulldogs have gone 6-9-1 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Alabama A&M is 8-12-1 vs. the spread this year.
Alabama A&M’s over/under record for the season sits at 12-11 and today’s line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (148.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, which is lower than the OU line for today’s game.
The Alabama A&M offense is coming off a game where they scored 62 points against Southern. They posted a field goal percentage of 40.4% and connected on 4 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Dailin Smith, who is averaging 14 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Omari Peek-Green also maintains a PPG average of 8.7 heading into game.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Alabama A&M is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 81.3 points per game (333rd). On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.3 threes per game vs. Grambling State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 37.3%.
Do the Tigers Stand a Chance at Home?
Grambling State will be looking to extend its three-game win streak when it takes on Alabama A&M as a nine-point favorite. The Tigers have gone 4-2 when favored this season and are 4-4 at home.
Over their last 10 games at home, the Tigers have gone 6-4. They are coming off a 74-68 win over Alabama State and have gone 3-2 in their last five games at home.
Grambling State has not been a great bet at home this season, going just 3-5 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are 6-4 vs. the spread.
Grambling State’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-10 and today’s line of 135.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (136.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points, which is higher than today’s line. So far this season, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 135.5.
Grambling State finished with 74 points in their game against Alabama State. This total surpasses their season-average of 66.9 points per game. Kintavious Dozier is leading the team in scoring at 14.2 points per contest. Tra’Michael Moton has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.7 going into the game.
On defense, Grambling State is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.1 points per game. Grambling State’s three-point defense is currently 64th in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.6% of their shots vs. Grambling State.