Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bulldogs versus the Tigers? Tip off is at at 3:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on HBCU. The game will be played at H&PE Arena in Houston, TX. This Southwestern Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 138 points, and Texas Southern is favored to win by -9.5 at home vs. Alabama A&M.

ALABAMA A&M BULLDOGS VS TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Alabama A&M Bulldogs +9.5

This game will be played at H&PE Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

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 Texas Southern winning straight-up, we like Alabama A&M at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Does Alabama A&M Stand a Chance on the Road?

Alabama A&M is coming off a 72-55 loss to Alabama State and has lost three straight games. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 3-15, including a 2-11 mark on the road. For the season, Alabama A&M has been outscored by an average of 16.9 points per game on the road.

So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog in 17 of their 18 games, going 2-15 in those contests. Alabama A&M’s record in Southwestern Athletic Conference games is 2-3, compared to a 1-12 record in non-conference games.

Alabama A&M has an ATS record of 7-10-1 this season, including a mark of 5-7-1 on the road. As the underdog, the Bulldogs are 6-10-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Alabama A&M’s ATS record is 3-6-1.

Alabama A&M’s over/under record this season is 10-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 152.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (149.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

In their latest game, Alabama A&M offense put up 55 points against Alabama State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 3 threes. The team’s top scorer is Dailin Smith, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.9, while Omari Peek-Green also maintains a PPG average of 8.2 leading up to the 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 83.3 points per game (313rd). In their previous game vs. Alabama State, the Hornets finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 72 points vs. Alabama A&M.

Can the Texas Southern Offense Score Enough at Home?

After a 73-64 loss to Jackson State, Texas Southern will look to bounce back as they host Alabama A&M. The Tigers are 2-3 at home this season and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

So far, Texas Southern has been the favorite in four of their 17 games, going 2-2 in those contests. For the season, they are 5-12 overall and 3-3 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

As the favorite, Texas Southern has gone 2-2 vs. the spread this season and has an overall ATS mark of 7-9. In their last three home games, the Tigers are 1-1 ATS and they have gone 3-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 home contests.

Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average over/under line in Texas Southern’s games this year (141.9). So far, the over/under record in their games is 5-11. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.

Most recently, the Texas Southern offense finished with just 64 points vs. Jackson State. For the game, they hit 5/20 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 37.5%. The Texas Southern offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.1 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 29% of their looks from outside this season.

At this time, the Tigers’ defense is positioned 178th in the country, permitting 72.6 points per game. So far, the Texas Southern defense is giving up an average of 10.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.5 times per game (530th).