The Prairie View A&M Panthers (15-11, 11-2 SWAC) will travel to Harrison Complex to challenge the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (3-24, 2-12 SWAC) in their home finale. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 24, 2020.
Prairie View A&M Panthers at Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils Odds Preview
The Panthers defeated the UAPB Golden Lions in their last matchup, 69-61. Devonte Patterson was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 8-for-13 shooting. The Panthers had a turnover percentage of 14.1 (better than their season average of 18.2) and had a free throw rate of 0.370 (above their season average of 0.283).
The last time the Delta Devils took the court, they were defeated by the Texas Southern Tigers, 94-92. With 21 points, six assists and five steals, Mississippi Valley State’s Caleb Hunter played well. Texas Southern had a free throw rate of 0.509 (above their season average of 0.271). Mississippi Valley State, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (12.1 vs. 18.5).
The ineffective offense of Mississippi Valley State (348th in the nation with an offensive efficiency of 89.2) will battle against the stingy defense of Prairie View A&M (59th in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 94.8). The Panthers figure to have the edge on that side of the ball.
These two teams have already met once this season. The Panthers won 102-83. The Panthers played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 16.8 and a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 34.4. The Delta Devils were 24.8 and 26.7, respectively, for those same stats. Patterson recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 assists.
Prairie View A&M Panthers vs. Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Prairie View A&m, ATS Winner – Prairie View A&M, O/U – Over
The Panthers rank 18th in steals per game (8.6) while the Delta Devils rank 160th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
Mississippi Valley State ranks 17th in three pointers attempted per game (27.7) while Prairie View A&M ranks 318th (15.0).
The Panthers rank 72nd in rebounds allowed per game (33.2) while the Delta Devils rank 288th (48.2).
Prairie View A&M ranks 75th in assists allowed per game (11.7) while Mississippi Valley State ranks 274th (19.4).
The Delta Devils’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.2, down from 19.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 70.4 points per game (0.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 60.8 points per game (7.2 below their season average).