Alcorn State Braves (6-10) vs. Prairie View A&M Panthers (7-11)
January 16, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Prairie View A&M Panthers -3 / Alcorn State Braves +3; Over/Under: +138.5
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The Alcorn State Braves and Prairie View A&M Panthers meet Monday in college basketball action at the William Nicks Building. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Alcorn State Braves Preview
The Alcorn State Braves are averaging 65.4 points on 38 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Dominic Brewton is averaging 13.7 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Keondre Montgomery is averaging 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds. Byron Joshua is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremiah Kendall is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Alcorn State Braves are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Alcorn State Braves are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The Prairie View A&M Panthers Preview
The Prairie View A&M Panthers are averaging 67.6 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Will Douglas is averaging 15.1 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Jeremiah Gambrell is averaging 11.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. Yahuza Rasas is the third double-digit scorer and Tekorian Smith is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Prairie View A&M Panthers are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Prairie View A&M Panthers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
Alcorn State Braves and Prairie View A&M Panthers Trends
The Braves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Panthers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Braves last 5 overall. The under is 5-0 in Panthers last 5 overall. The underdog is 3-0-2 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 2-0-2 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
Neither of these teams are paying good ball, but it’s fair to say the Alcorn State Braves are in far less shape and that includes losing on the year by an average of 9.1 points. The Prairie View A&M Panthers have their issues, but it’s not that bad. Also, Prairie View A&M is at home, and that matters in a rare national TV game. Expect a packed house and serious energy in the building, as this is a chance to show up and show out. I’ll lay the bucket.