Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils vs. Grambling State Tigers - 3/8/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Grambling State Tigers (7-23) at Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (6-26)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Miss Valley State Delta Devils 0 -- Over/Under: 129 See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils will play the Grambling State Tigers in the first round of the SWAC Tournament.
The Grambling State Tigers are 7-23 (4-14) and are the #10 seed in the SWAC tournament. Grambling State finished the regular season by losing 12 of their last 13 games and is coming off of a loss to Alabama State by a score of 59-58. Grambling State is averaging 61.7 points per game while giving up 67.4 points per game. Grambling State is also averaging 32.7 rebounds per game and 9.5 assists per game. Ervin Mitchell is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for Grambling State. Nigel Ribeiro is averaging 11 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Grambling State is shooting 64.3% on free throws, 27.5% on three-pointers, and 41.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils are 6-26 (6-12) and are the #7 seed in the SWAC tournament. Mississippi Valley State finished the regular season by losing 6 of their last 7 games and is coming off of a loss to Arkansas–Pine Bluff by a score of 78-71. Mississippi Valley State swept the season series with Grambling State by scores of 72-59 and 58-57. Mississippi Valley State is averaging 64.8 points per game while giving up 78 points per game. Mississippi Valley State is also averaging 35.4 rebounds per game and 10.5 assists per game. Marcus Romain is averaging 18 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for Mississippi Valley State. Isaac Williams is averaging 11.2 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Delta Devils. Mississippi Valley State is shooting 68.2% on free throws, 30% on three-pointers, and 38.5% on all field goal attempts.
Grambling State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 4-0 in Grambling State’s last 4 neutral site games. Mississippi Valley State 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games. The over is 4-1 in Mississippi Valley State’s last 5 games.
Both of these teams have struggled this season, but Mississippi Valley State was able to sweep the season series. Both teams are low scoring on offense, but Grambling State plays much better defense than Mississippi Valley State. Mississippi Valley State has the rebounding advantage, while Grambling State has the shooting advantage. I like Grambling State here.