Grambling State Tigers (7-6) vs. Texas Southern Tigers (4-10)
January 4, 2023 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Southern Tigers -2.5 / Grambling State Tigers +2.5; Over/Under: +131.5
(Get latest betting odds)
The Grambling State Tigers and the Texas Southern Tigers meet in college basketball action from the H&PE Arena on Wednesday night.
The Grambling State Tigers will look to bounce back from a 61-60 loss to Prairie View A&M last time out. Cameron Christon leads Grambling in scoring with 12.8 PPG with 4.8 RPG and Carte’Are Gordon has 12.5 PPG with a team-high 7.2 RPG to lead the Tigers on the glass this season. Shawndarius Cowart has 11 PPG with 3.9 RPG and a team-high 3.5 APG to lead the Tigers in assists and to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Grambling State up to this point in the season. As a team, Grambling State is averaging 67.1 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field, 33.7% from three and 63.5% from the foul line this season.
The Texas Southern Tigers will be out to bounce back from a 77-76 OT loss to Southern in their last game. Davon Barnes has a team-high 14.6 PPG to lead the Tigers in scoring along with 4.3 RPG while Joirdon Karl Nicholas has 12 PPG with a team-high 9.1 RPG to lead the Tigers in rebounding. John Walker III has 11.6 PPG and 4.1 RPG while PJ Henry has 10.4 PPG and a team-high 2.2 APG to lead the Tigers in the assist department to round out the scoring in double figures for Texas Southern this season. As a team, Texas Southern is averaging 67.9 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field, 25.5% from three and 59.8% from the foul line this season.
Grambling State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games following an ATS win. Texas Southern is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m sticking with Grambling State on the road. Grambling continues to battle hard, which I’ve been impressed with as this Grambling team still has a road win over Vanderbilt on their resume and a win at home over Colorado. Texas Southern’s home wins for the most part have come against subdivision teams. I think Grambling State gets another cover here if they don’t get the outright win. Give me Grambling State and the free bucket.