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Texas Southern vs Southern Basketball Picks 2-19-24

Southern Jaguars (14-9) vs. Texas Southern Tigers (9-14)
February 19, 2024 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Southern Tigers -1; Over/Under: +138.5
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The Southern Jaguars and the Texas Southern Tigers meet in college basketball action from the H&PE Arena on Monday night. Who comes out on top in Monday night SWAC-tion? Let’s dive in and find out with our Southern vs. Texas Southern Prediction.

Southern Team Preview

The Southern Jaguars come into this game looking to build on a seven-game win streak after a 77-71 win over Prairie View A&M last time out. Tai’Reon Joseph leads the Jaguars in scoring with 20.5 PPG while Brandon Davis has 12.4 PPG with 3.6 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Southern up to this point in the year. Tidjiane Dioumassi has 9.2 PPG with a team-high 5.1 APG to lead the Jaguars in assists along with 3.8 RPG while Derrick Tezeno has 8.7 PPG with a team-high 5.4 RPG to lead Southern on the glass up to this point in the year. As a team, Southern is averaging 74.6 PPG on 44.8% shooting from the field, 32.1% from three and 68.3% from the foul line this season.

Texas Southern Team Preview

The Texas Southern Tigers come into this game looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 66-63 loss to Grambling last time out. PJ Henry leads the Tigers in scoring with 14.2 PPG with 2.7 RPG and 2.3 APG while Jonathan Cisse has 11.1 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Texas Southern so far this season. As a team, Texas Southern is averaging 68 PPG on 39.7% shooting from the field, 29.7% from behind the three-point line and 69.3% from the foul line so far this season. Texas Southern will take on Mississippi Valley State after this one.

Southern vs. Texas Southern Prediction

I’m leaning towards Southern here. The Jaguars have one of the best defenses in the SWAC, and so does Texas Southern, but Southern also has the offense to go along with it. Texas Southern shoots a lot of threes and are one of the worst in the conference at making them, and I think that the Jaguars take advantage of those misses and bag a win and cover on the road in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Southern +1

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Chris Ruffolo

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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