Planning on watching today’s Bulldogs and Tigers game? Catch the action at H&PE Arena in Houston, TX, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on None. The Bulldogs are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Tigers. The game’s over/under currently sits at 153.5 points.
SAMFORD BULLDOGS VS TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas Southern Tigers +6
This game will be played at H&PE Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.
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 +6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Do the Bulldogs Have a Shot at a Road Win?
Samford heads into their 13th game of the season with a 10-2 overall record. If they win today, they will improve their road record to 1-2. As of today, Samford’s ATS record is 3-4. In their last five games, the team has a perfect 4-0 ATS record.
Up to this point, games involving Samford have had an average of 150.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 150.7 points. Their over/under record is 3-4-0. In the Bulldogs’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 180 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
The Samford offense is coming off a game where they scored 79 points against Valparaiso. They posted a field goal percentage of 50.8% and connected on 10 threes. Achor Achor is leading the team in scoring at 14.2 points per contest. A.J. Staton Mccray has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.2 going into the game.
Looking at the Samford defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 77.2 points per game (246th). Samford will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Valparaiso to just 35% shooting in their most recent game.
Is a Home Win Possible for Texas Southern?
Texas Southern, who has a 1-8 record, has gone 3-2 in their last five home games, including those from last year. At the moment, Texas Southern has a subpar ATS performance, sitting below .500 at 3-4. Looking at their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.
Texas Southern’s games have, on average, featured 133 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-5-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.6 points so far. Looking at the Tigers’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 with their games averaging 162 points per game.
Texas Southern recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 67 points against Purdue. This output exceeded their season average of 61 points per game. Offensively, the Tigers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 37%, placing them 419th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 383rd in terms of percentage and 287th in three-pointers made.
Looking at the Texas Southern defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 78.1 points per game (254th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.3 threes per game vs. Samford. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.7%.