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Texas Southern Tigers vs. Alabama A&M Bulldogs - 2/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Alabama A&M Bulldogs (5-13) at Texas Southern Tigers (10-11)

College Basketball: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Health and PE Arena)

The Line: Texas Southern Tigers -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Texas Southern Tigers welcome the Alabama A&M Bulldogs to the Health & PE Arena in SWAC action.


The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are 5-13 overall but 4-4 in the SWAC which tells me they won't win the conference but a top four finish is possible. The Bulldogs still need a boost in scoring as anything less then 60 points won't be competitive especially when allowing 68 points which is what we saw in an 89-63 defeat at Prairie View A&M on Saturday. This one was over quick with the Panthers jumping to a 24 point lead by the half behind 55% marksmanship while the Bulldogs hit at 40% including a 1-16 mark from long range while turning the ball over 21 times. Ladarius Tabb was the Bulldogs offense as he poured in a game high 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds on 14-28 shooting with Tyler Davis tossing in eleven points. Baryn Houston and Nicholas West combined for 13 points with Davis snagging seven boards.

Texas Southern Tigers vs. Alabama A&M Bulldogs - 2/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Southern Tigers are right in the middle of the SWAC race with a 7-1 conference record with both ends of the floor contributing to the success. Both had a huge in an 89-65 rout versus visiting Alabama State. The Tigers opened up a seven point lead at the half and slowly grew the lead until the final horn sounded. Alabama State were held to 43% from the field while the Tigers burned the nets at 54.5% including a 10-18 performance from long range. Madarious Gibbs led all scorers with 24 points, six boards and five assists on 10-20 accuracy followed by a 17 point, eight rebound effort from Malcolm Riey on 5-9 from the floor. Chris Thomas was next in line with ten points while four players scored between 5-7 points.


The Bulldogs are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 4-16-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall and are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. Southwestern Athletic while going 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss. The Tigers are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Monday games while going 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win. The Bulldogs are awful on the road but I can't explain how inconsistent this conference is and no way would I bet either...

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