Alabama A&M Bulldogs (6-4) at Southern Jaguars (5-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 3:30 pm (F.G. Clark Center)
The Line: Southern Jaguars -7 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Alabama A&M Bulldogs and the Southern Jaguars from F.G. Clark Activity Center on Wednesday afternoon.
The Alabama A&M Bulldogs will look to bounce back from a 65-52 loss to Alcorn State last time out. Jalen Johnson leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with 17.8 PPG and 7.1 RPG while Garrett Hicks has 13.5 PPG with 4.1 RPG to make up the duo of double-digit scorers for Alabama A&M up to this point in the season. Cameron Tucker also has 7 PPG and a team-high 4.7 APG to lead the Bulldogs in assists as well on the year. As a team, Alabama A&M is averaging 67.4 PPG on 40.9% shooting from the field, 27.4% from 3-point range and 63.1% the foul line while allowing 68.2 PPG on 39.4% shooting from the field and 28.7% from the 3-point range this season.
The Southern Jaguars will be out to build on a 75-66 win over Alabama State last time out. Jayden Saddler leads the Jaguars in scoring and assists with 10.1 PPG with 5.3 APG while Ahsante Shivers has 10 PPG to cap off the duo of double-digit scorers for the Jaguars so far this year. Damiree Burns and Samkelo Cele each have 9+ PPG with Burns logging 5 RPG while Harrison Henderson has 8.6 PPG and 6.9 RPG to lead the Jaguars on the glass. As a team, Southern is averaging 68.8 PPG on 42.5% shooting from the field, 31.9% from 3-point range and 66.9% from the foul line while allowing 70.2 PPG on 41.9% shooting from the field and 32.6% from 3-point range this season.
Alabama A&M is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the under is 12-5 in their last 17 games following a loss. Southern is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
This is not a game I’m rushing to the window to bet, but realistically, the Jaguars are the better team at home and are in better form with back-to-back wins coming into this game. Alabama A&M is coming off of back-to-back double-digit losses and in the SWAC, a good back-to-back double-digit loss doesn’t exist. Southern should be able to win this one by double-digits so I’ll lay it and play it with Southern in this spot.