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Southern vs Florida A&M Basketball Picks 3-4-24

Florida A&M Rattlers (6-20) vs. Southern Jaguars (14-12)
March 4, 2024 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Southern Jaguars -10.5; Over/Under: +136.5
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The Florida A&M Rattlers will play the Southern Jaguars in a SWAC game on Monday night at the F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Let’s take a look at the Florida A&M preview, Southern preview, betting matchup, and the Florida A&M vs Southern prediction.

Florida A&M Preview

The Florida A&M Rattlers are 6-21 (4-12) this year after they lost to Grambling by a score of 75-68 in their last game. Florida A&M trailed 42-32 at halftime, but did out score Grambling 36-33 in the second half in the loss. The Rattlers shot 44.8% from the field and were only 3-11 on three pointers in the game. Florida A&M defeated Alabama A&M by a score of 76-58 and Alabama State by a score of 73-65 in the two games prior to Grambling. The Rattlers are scoring 68.1 points per game with 34.6 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, while giving up 78.3 points against per game this year. Jalen Speer is averaging 15.6 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, and 4.2 assists per game. Florida A&M is shooting 43.7% from the field, 70.3% on free throws, and 35% on three pointers this season.

Southern Preview

The Southern Jaguars are 16-12 (10-5) this season after they lost to Bethune-Cookman by a score of 67-61 in their last game. Southern led 29-27 at the half, but they were out scored 40-32 in the second half in the loss. The Jaguars shot 44.9% from the field and allowed BC to shoot 36 free throws in the game. Southern lost to Grambling by a score of 63-57 and Texas Southern by a score of 68-56 in the two games prior to BC. The Jaguars are scoring 72.8 points per game with 31.5 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, while giving up 69.9 points against per game this season. Brandon Davis is averaging 12.3 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. Southern is shooting 44.6% from the field, 67% on free throws, and 32.1% on three pointers this year. 

Florida A&M vs Southern Betting Prediction

Southern comes into this game in a tie for third place in the SWAC, but they have lost three games in a row. The Jaguars are averaging over 72 points per game on the season, but they have only scored 61, 57, and 56 points in their last three games. Florida A&M is second to last in the SWAC with a 4-12 conference record, but they have won two of their last three games. I think this is a good bounce back spot for Southern, as they are playing a very poor defensive team, so they should be able to figure out some of their offensive issues. Take the Jaguars at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Southern -10.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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