Texas Southern Tigers (10-8) at Alabama A&M Bulldogs (6-6)
College Basketball: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Elmore Gymnasium)
The Line: Alabama A&M Bulldogs +7.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas Southern Tigers and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs meet Monday in college basketball action from Elmore Gymnasium.
Texas Southern enters this one at 10-8 so far. The Tigers have won three straight, most recently over Alabama State. As for Alabama A&M, they’re 6-6 this year. The Bulldogs have lost four straight games, most recently to Prairie View A&M. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Texas Southern stumbled out of the gate this season, falling to a 2-7 record after nine games. Since then however, the Tigers have figured it out and hold an 8-1 record over their second nine. They’ve beaten MS Valley State, AR-Pine Bluff and Alabama State in their last three.
In the 86-76 win over Alabama State on Saturday, Texas Southern’s Michael Weathers led the team on 23 points with seven rebounds. Both Jordan Karl Nicholas and John Walker notched 14 points apiece, combining for 14 rebounds and two assists.
Over on the Alabama A&M side, their year kicked off at 4-0, but they’ve only been able to notch two wins over MS Valley State and AR-Pine Bluff since then. The Bulldogs have lost to Alabama State, Alcorn State, Southern and Prairie View in their last four.
In the 55-54 loss to Prairie View A&M on Saturday, Alabama A&M’s Jalen Johnson led the way on 17 points with five rebounds. Garrett Hicks added 16 points with six rebounds, and Dailin Smith pulled down 10 boards with five points.
Alabama A&M is 1-8 ATS in their last nine Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall. The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS win and 6-2 ATS in the last eight home games.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 overall. Texas Southern is 0-7 ATS in their last seven as a road favorite and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 overall.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Texas Southern. The Tigers pulled off a 66-49 win the last time these teams met up, but really didn’t get going until the second half with 42 points in that frame. Neither squad shot all that well, but Texas Southern collected a 54-38 rebounding advantage. This may be another relatively sloppy game but I still like the Tigers on the cover.