Houston vs Alcorn State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/20/20

Houston vs Alcorn State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/20/20 Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Alcorn State Braves (0-1) at Houston Cougars (4-0)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Fertitta Center)

The Line: Houston Cougars -33 -- Over/Under: 140 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Alcorn State Braves and Houston Cougars meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Fertitta Center.

The Alcorn State Braves look for a win after losing their opener to UAB. The Alcorn State Braves are averaging 50 points on 30.2 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 53.4 percent shooting. Kurk Lee is averaging 14 points and two rebounds while Tyree Corbett is averaging 11 points and seven rebounds. Troymain Crosby is dishing one assist and Oddyst Walker is grabbing two rebounds. The Alcorn State Braves are shooting 18.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Alcorn State Braves are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.

The Houston Cougars look for a win to build on their 4-0 record. The Houston Cougars are averaging 74.5 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 62.8 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Quentin Grimes is averaging 17.8 points 7.3 rebounds while Marcus Sasser is averaging 17.3 points and 1.7 rebounds. Tramon Mark is the third double-digit scorer and DeJon Jarreau is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 18.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.

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The Braves are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Cougars are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games. The over is 15-6 in Braves last 21 overall. The under is 16-5 in Cougars last 21 overall.

The Alcorn State Braves didn't look good in their season opener against UAB, and now they're playing for the first time in nearly a month. The Houston Cougars are obviously better than UAB, and they've beaten the snot out of most of their competition up to this point, but they also haven't played in about two weeks. This is a lot of time off for both clubs and it wouldn't be crazy to expect some rust from both sides. If forced to pick this game, I'd want the points. However, this is a game I'd likely pass on.

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Randy’s Pick Alcorn State Braves +33

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