The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (2-17, 1-5 SWAC) head to Prairie View A&M to take on the Panthers (9-10, 5-1 SWAC) in a game that will likely be up-tempo. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, January 27, 2020.
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Prairie View A&M Panthers Betting Preview
The Delta Devils lost to the Texas Southern Tigers in their last contest, 80-67. With 27 points on 8-for-21 shooting, Torico Simmons was the top scorer from either team. Texas Southern had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.5 (above their season average of 29.5). Mississippi Valley State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (12.0 vs. 14.1).
In the Panthers’ previous outing, they topped the UAPB Golden Lions, 67-54. Devonte Patterson had a good game for Prairie View A&M, putting up 17 points and eight rebounds. The Panthers had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 39.3 (above their season average of 27.8), while the Golden Lions had a turnover percentage of 30.9 (above their season average of 24.8).
There could be plenty of transition offense in this matchup that showcases a pair of the nation’s more fast-paced teams. Prairie View A&M ranks 37th in possessions per game (73.3) and Mississippi Valley State is second (78.7).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Panthers won both contests played against each other last season. In the last contest, Prairie View A&M won 69-63. The Panthers played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.327 and a turnover percentage of 12.9. For those same stats, the Delta Devils recorded marks of 0.117 and 14.4, respectively.
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils vs. Prairie View A&M Panthers Free Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Prairie View A&m, ATS Winner – Prairie View A&M, O/U – Under
Prairie View A&M ranks 91st in assists allowed per game (11.8) while Mississippi Valley State ranks 257th (19.9).
The Panthers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.0, up from 0.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Delta Devils have scored an average of 71.4 points per game (2.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 81.2 points per game (9.7 below their season average).