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Texas Southern Tigers vs. Alcorn State Braves - 1/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Alcorn State Braves (3-9) at Texas Southern Tigers (2-11)

College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Health and PE Arena)

The Line: Texas Southern Tigers -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Alcorn State Braves travel to the Texas Southern Tigers in a SWAC battle on Monday.

The Alcorn State Braves are a team we’ll know more about once they begin conference play as they are 3-9 with some bigger names mixed in their schedule. The Braves are coming off of back to back contests after squeezing by Prairie View A&M 73-70 on Saturday. Alcorn State burned the nets at 53% but turned the ball over 18 times which gave the 43% shooting Panthers six more shots and kept them alive. Octavius Brown led the Braves with 22 points and six boards on 9-11 shooting while Tamarico Wilson added 19 points and five yanks. Patrick Owenu chipped in with ten points with four others scoring five points apiece. 

Texas Southern Tigers vs. Alcorn State Braves - 1/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Southern Tigers  are just 2-11 but they haven’t played a complete cupcake schedule which is why they have been outscored 79-70. The Tigers faced a Southern squad more on their level Saturday and came away with an 88-66 victory with a 52 point second half breaking open an eight point contest. The Tigers dominated both ends of the floor by limiting the Jaguars to 36% shooting including 3-14 on threes while sinking half their looks with a 13-27 mark from distance. Texas Southern received a game high 25 points and ten boards from Chris Thomas with Jose Rodriguez tossed in 18 points. Orlando Coleman scored 12 while Derrick Griffin and netted 11 and grabbed 12 rebounds with David Blanks adding 11 points, ten boards and 16 assists.

Nether teams gets lined all that often until the conference playoffs begin. Having said that we have a 2-11 team giving away double figures in points to a 3-9 squad. All I can say is Texas Southern has played a tougher schedule so IF I played this I would lean their way…

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