Planning on watching today’s Panthers and Tigers game? Catch the action at H&PE Arena in Houston, TX, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on HBCU. This Southwestern Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 142 points, and Texas Southern is favored to win by -10.5 at home vs. Prairie View A&M.

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M PANTHERS VS TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Prairie View A&M Panthers +10.5

This game will be played at H&PE Arena at 6:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE PRAIRIE VIEW A&M PANTHERS:

  • 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 Prairie View A&M at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can the Panthers Grab a Win in Houston?

After losing their last game to Jackson State by a score of 79-74, Prairie View A&M enters this game with a record of 10-20. So far this season, they have gone 6-12 in Southwestern Athletic Conference games and 4-8 in non-conference games. On the road, the Panthers have gone 5-14 and they are currently on a six-game losing streak.

As an underdog this season, Prairie View A&M has gone 4-16. So far, they have been the underdog in 20 of their 30 games. In their last 10 road games, the Panthers have gone 2-8 and they are 2-4 in their last six games on the road.

As the underdog this season, Prairie View A&M has gone 7-13 vs. the spread. On the road, the Panthers are 8-11 ATS this year and have gone just 1-4 vs. the spread in their last 5 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Prairie View A&M games is 15-14 and today’s line of 142 is similar to the average OU line of 144.2 in their games. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Prairie View A&M offense is coming off a game where they scored 74 points against Jackson State. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.9% and connected on 7 threes. Javontae Hopkins is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.5. Meanwhile, Charles Smith IV also brings a PPG average of 13.4 into the game.

Coming into the game, Prairie View A&M will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 75.8 points per game (271st). On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.7 threes per game vs. Texas Southern. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.1%.

Can the Tigers Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Coming into this game, Texas Southern is favored by 10.5 points, and they have gone 9-4 as the favorite this season. At home, they are 6-5 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4.

Overall, Texas Southern has gone 13-15 this season, and they have gone 11-6 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. In their last game, they lost to Alcorn State by a score of 82-79.

As the favorite this season, Texas Southern has gone 7-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are 6-4 ATS. At home, Texas Southern is 5-6 ATS this year and 4-5 ATS over their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 142 is similar to the average over/under line in Texas Southern’s games this season (140.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points, which is higher than the average over/under mark in their games this year. So far this season, their over/under record is 11-16.

Texas Southern is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 79 points vs. Alcorn State. This figure is more than their season average of 69.3 points per game. Coming into the game, the Tigers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 31%. On average, they get up 23.3 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 12.6 made free-throws.

At this time, the Tigers’ defense is positioned 138th in the country, permitting 70.8 points per game. Texas Southern’s three-point defense is currently 96th in the country at 6.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.1% of their shots vs. Texas Southern.