Alcorn State Braves (0-2) at Liberty Flames (7-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Liberty Arena)
The Line: Liberty Flames -22.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Alcorn State Braves and the Liberty Flames meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Liberty Arena.
Alcorn State is 0-2 after a pair of games to kick off the season. The Braves have taken losses to UAB and Houston in their first two outings. As for Liberty, they’re 7-3 this season. The Flames have won their last three versus CIU, SC State and Carver. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Alcorn State has come out flat in a couple of tricky matchups to start the year. The Braves’ first game was a 99-50 loss to UAB. Leading the way in that one was Kurk Lee with 14 points, two rebounds and one assist. Tyree Corbett added 11 points with seven rebounds as well.
Game two was more of the same for Alcorn State. It was another big loss, this time 88-55 to a good Houston team. Troymain Crosby was the top scorer for the Braves there, notching 23 points with three boards. David Pierce was also in double-digits with 16 points and four rebounds.
Over on the Liberty side, they’ve looked pretty strong overall across their first 10 games. The Flames started out at 5-2 before taking a 69-60 loss to Missouri. In the three games since, it’s been all wins for Liberty. They’ve taken out CIU 73-26, SC State 82-52 and Carver 91-38.
In the win over the Cougars, Liberty’s Micaiah Abii posted 17 points with five assists and two rebounds to lead the team. The only other Flames player in double-figures there was Keegan McDowell on 11 points and two boards, but Drake Dobbs added nine points with three rebounds.
Liberty is 2-6 ATS in their last eight Tuesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven at home versus a team with a losing road record. The Flames are 6-0 ATS in their last six overall and the over is 11-3 in the last 14 overall.
Meanwhile, the Braves are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games and 6-14 in their last 20 road games versus a team with a winning home record. The over is 21-6 in the Braves’ last 27 road gams and 4-1 in their last five overall.
PICK: I’m sticking with Liberty. Granted, it’s difficult to judge Alcorn State after a couple of difficult opening matchups. That said, the Braves have been outscored 187-105 in their first pair. Liberty is rolling along in their last three, drilling a trio of overmatched teams. The win margin won’t be as gigantic here, but I still like the Flames to post another solid outing with a cover.