The Bulldogs and Tigers are set to face off at 9:30 ET on ESPN+. The Tigers will host the game at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL. The odds for this Southwestern Athletic conference game currently have Texas Southern as the -5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 135.5 points.

ALABAMA A&M BULLDOGS VS TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas Southern Tigers -5

This game will be played at Bartow Arena at 9:30 ET on Friday, March 15th.

WHY BET THE TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Texas Southern pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Bulldogs Make it Happen on the Road?

Alabama A&M heads into today’s game as a +5 underdog, and they have a record of 7-21 this season when they are the underdog. They have gone 10-9 in conference play, and they have won two straight games.

On the road this season, the Bulldogs have gone just 4-16, and they have been outscored by an average of 12.6 points per game. Their record over the last 10 games is 4-6, and they are coming off a 75-63 win over Alcorn State.

Alabama A&M has been a strong bet against the spread this season, going 18-13-1. Their road ATS mark is 9-10-1, but they have gone 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Bulldogs have an ATS record of 14-13-1 this year and have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Alabama A&M games is 14-18, and today’s line of 135.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (145.7). So far, 10 of their games have finished with less than 135.5 points. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 2-8.

Alabama A&M finished with 75 points in their game against Alcorn State. This total surpasses their season-average of 68.8 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Omari Peek-Green with 16 points. Lorenzo Downey also added 16 points for the Bulldogs.

Coming into today’s game, the Alabama A&M defense is giving up an average of 75.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.5 threes per game vs. Texas Southern. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.7%.

Can the Tigers Grab a Win at Home?

With a record of 14-15, Texas Southern is coming off a win over Jackson State, 73-62. They have gone 2-1 in their last three games at home and 4-1 in their last five. Over their last 10 games at home, the Tigers have gone 7-3.

For the season, Texas Southern has gone 8-5 at home compared to 6-10 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.7 compared to -7.1 on the road. As the favorite, the Tigers are 11-4 this season.

Against the spread, the Tigers have a record of 15-14 this season. At home, they are 7-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Texas Southern is 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Texas Southern’s games this year (140.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 5-5.

The Texas Southern offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Jackson State. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.2% while connecting on 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is PJ Henry, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.4, while Jonathan Cisse also maintains a PPG average of 13.2 leading up to the game.

The Tigers’ defense is presently ranked 130th nationally, allowing an average of 70.8 points per contest. Against Jackson State in their most recent game, the Texas Southern defense gave up a total of 62 points while allowing Jackson State to hit 46% of their shots.