The Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney battle between the Grambling State Tigers (17-14, 11-7 SWAC) and the Texas Southern Tigers (15-16, 12-6 SWAC) will be played at Health & PE Center. Action begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Grambling State Tigers vs. Texas Southern Tigers ATS Preview
In Grambling State’s last game, they were victorious over the Alabama State Hornets, 70-58. Ivy Smith Jr. was Grambling State’s high scorer with 16 points on 3-for-11 shooting. Grambling State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.440 (above their season average of 0.249) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.480 (below their season average of 0.497). Alabama State was 0.213 and 0.369, respectively, for those same stats.
Texas Southern will be trying to rebound after its 90-75 loss to the Alcorn State Braves in its last contest. Eden Ewing was the game’s leading scorer with 24 points on 8-for-14 shooting. Alcorn State had a turnover percentage of 9.6 (better than their season average of 17.3). Texas Southern, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (14-20; 70.0 percent).
Grambling State vs. Texas Southern Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Texas Southern, ATS Winner – Texas Southern, O/U – Over
Grambling State averages 35.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 125th in the country. Texas Southern ranks 220th in rebounds allowed per game (36.9).
Texas Southern ranks 277th in three pointers attempted per game (17.4) while Grambling State ranks 296th (15.8).
Grambling State ranks 60th in steals per game (7.5) while Texas Southern ranks 199th in steals allowed per game (7.6).
Grambling State ranks 56th in blocks per game (4.0) while Texas Southern ranks 169th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
Grambling State ranks 143rd in assists per game (12.9) while Texas Southern ranks 239th (11.1).
Texas Southern has scored an equal number of points as their opponents. For the season, Texas Southern has lost by an average of 3.5 points.
During their last five games, Grambling State has scored an average of 66.2 points per game (5.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 56.8 points per game (11.4 below their season average).