Texas Southern vs. Alabama State - 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Southern vs. Alabama State - 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama State Hornets (8-20) at Texas Southern Tigers (14-14)

College Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Health & PE Center)

The Line: Texas Southern Tigers -9.5 -- Over/Under:

TV: ESPNU

The Alabama State Hornets and Texas Southern Tigers meet Monday in college basketball action at the H&PE Arena.

The Alabama State Hornets need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Alabama State Hornets are averaging 61.5 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Tobi Ewuosho is averaging 12.9 points and six rebounds while Leon Daniels is averaging 9.5 points and 4.6 rebounds. Brandon Battle is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Jacoby Ross is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Alabama State Hornets are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 62 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama State Hornets are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. The Alabama State Hornets have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.

The Texas Southern Tigers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Texas Southern Tigers are averaging 72.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Tyrik Armstrong is averaging 14.1 points and 3.6 rebounds while Justin Hopkins is averaging 10.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. Yahuza Rasas is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Eden Ewing is dishing 0.6 assists. The Texas Southern Tigers are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Southern Tigers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Texas Southern Tigers have won six straight home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.

Both of these teams have issues and aren't much better against the number, but the Alabama State Hornets are 9-7 against the spread on the road. The Texas Southern Tigers are playing improved ball lately and play their best at home where they've won six straight, but they win by an average of just 4.5 points when favored. The Texas Southern Tigers are also just 4-4-1 against the spread at home and 4-6-1 against the spread as a favorite. The Texas Southern Tigers should be favored and should win this game, but this feels like too many points. Give me Alabama State on the road. 

Randy’s Pick Alabama State Hornets +9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.