Prairie View A&M Panthers vs. Miss Valley State Delta Devils - 3/11/14 SWAC First Round
Miss Valley State Delta Devils (9-22) at Prairie View A&M Panthers (8-22)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Prairie View A&M Panthers 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils and Prairie View A&M Panthers will clash in a SWAC Tournament first round matchup. These teams have played twice this season, and the Delta Devils have won both meetings.
The Delta Devils have really had a hard time lately, losing eight of their last nine games in the regular season. On the year, they’re averaging 69.1 points on 40.3 percent shooting and are allowing 81.7 points on 50 percent shooting. Their defense is by far one of the worst in college basketball, as they’ve allowed 90-plus points eight times this season. Offensively, they have four players averaging in the double figures, including junior guard Anthony McDonald, who shoots 36.2 percent from beyond the arc. The Delta Devils are 2-2 ATS on the season overall.
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The Panthers have lost seven straight games to finish the regular season. On the year, they’re averaging 68.7 points on 40.7 percent shooting and are allowing 79.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting. They’re pretty much in the same boat as the Delta Devils with poor defense, as they’ve allowed 90-plus points in eight games. Offensively, they’re led by junior guard Montrael Scott, who averages 15.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. The Panthers are 0-2 ATS overall.
I’d consider waiting for the totals to be released and take a hard look at the over considering neither team gives a hoot about playing defense. But the Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games, while the Delta Devils are 2-6 ATS in their last eight conference games.
Considering both of these teams are nearly identical, I'll take the Delta Devils in a pick'em based on their performance in the earlier meeting. However, this is a game you should probably stay far away from.