Last Updated: 2019-04-02
The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament contest between the Green Bay Phoenix (20-16) and the Texas Southern Tigers (24-13) will take place at Kress Events Center. Green Bay opened as a 5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 177 points. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Texas Southern Tigers vs. Green Bay Phoenix Betting Preview
In the Tigers’ last matchup, they were victorious over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, 108-102. Tyrik Armstrong was the game’s leading scorer with 32 points on 11-for-23 shooting. The Tigers had an effective field goal percentage of 0.529 (above their season average of 0.514) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (31.8 vs. 31.3).
The Phoenix hope to keep it rolling after defeating the Bakersfield Roadrunners in their last contest, 80-65. With 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting, Sandy Cohen III was Green Bay’s leading scorer. Green Bay played a nearly perfect game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.254 (above their season average of 0.247) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.551 (above their season average of 0.521). For those same stats, Bakersfield had marks of 0.108 and 0.446, respectively.
Of Texas Southern’s 34 games that accepted bets, 20 have finished over the O/U total, while 18 of Green Bay’s 34 games have finished over the O/U total. The Tigers hold the sizable advantage straight up (SU) (24-13 vs. 20-16), but the Phoenix have been superior against the spread (ATS) (19-15 vs. 16-16-2).
There should be a fair amount of transition action in this battle that features two of the NCAA’s more up-tempo teams. Green Bay ranks eighth in possessions per game (75.7) and Texas Southern is fourth (76.9).
Texas Southern vs. Green Bay Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Green Bay, ATS Winner – Green Bay, O/U – Under
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The Tigers rank 163rd in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while the Phoenix rank 281st in three pointers allowed per game (25.6).
Green Bay averages 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 80th in the country. Texas Southern ranks 154th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
Texas Southern ranks 19th in rebounds per game (39.6) while Green Bay ranks 301st in rebounds allowed per game (39.4).
The Phoenix average 15.2 assists per game, which ranks 48th in the NCAA. The Tigers rank 276th in assists allowed per game (15.7).
Green Bay ranks 31st in steals per game (7.8) while Texas Southern ranks 236th in steals allowed per game (7.4).
The Phoenix’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.2, up from 2.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 92.6 points per game (11.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 86.8 points per game (7.9 above their season average).