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Grambling State vs Texas Southern Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/11/23

Texas Southern Tigers (13-20) vs. Grambling State Tigers (23-8)
March 11, 2023 5:30 pm EDT
The Line: Grambling State Tigers -6.5 / Texas Southern Tigers +6.5; Over/Under: +132.5
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The Texas Southern Tigers and the Grambling State Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Bartow Arena on Saturday in the SWAC conference championship game. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Grambling State is a 6.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 132.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Grambling State’s 65-46 win over Texas Southern made it back-to-back wins for Grambling State in this head-to-head matchup.


Texas Southern is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 neutral site games. Grambling State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 neutral site games.


I’m leaning towards Grambling State here. I really wanted to back Texas Southern here as the Cinderella story, coming from the 8-seed to the championship and this Texas Southern team is arguably the most successful over the last decade in the SWAC.However, Grambling had Texas Southern’s number for much of the season and I just feel like they’re the far better team here. Not a game I’m rushing to bet and this should be a good one, but I’ll take Grambling laying the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Grambling -6.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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