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Prairie View A&M vs. Alcorn State - 3/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Alcorn State at Prairie View A&M
Date & Time Tuesday March 12, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)
William Nicks Building
Prairie View, Texas
The Line
Prairie View A&M Panthers -16.5 O/U: 138
TV Channel
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The Alcorn State Braves and the Prairie View A&M Panthers will match up in the SWAC Tournament in college basketball action Tuesday.

The Braves are sitting at 10-20 on the year overall. In their last three straight games, the Braves have lost to Southern, Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M in succession.

In the loss to the Panthers Saturday, Alcorn State’s lead scorers were Reginal Johnson and Troymain Crosby, each with 13 points and six rebounds. Maurice Howard chipped in 11 points with two rebounds and two assists for the Braves there as well.

Over on the Prairie View A&M side, they’re 19-12 this year. The Panthers are on an eight-game win streak right now, taking out Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Southern and Alcorn State in their last four.

In the win over the Braves, Prairie View’s Devonte Patterson led the team on a career-high 32 points with nine rebounds and one steal. Taishaun Johnson helped out on a double-double for the Panthers with 18 points and 10 assists.

The Braves are 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five after a straight-up loss. Alcorn State is 1-10 ATS in their last 11 road games and 2-5 ATS in the last eight versus the SWAC.

Meanwhile, the Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight versus a team with a winning percentage below .400 and 6-2 ATS in their last eight after an ATS win. The over is 4-0 in the Panthers’ last four Tuesday games and the under is 4-1 in they last five home games.

The interesting thing about this matchup is that these teams just played each other on Saturday, in what was ultimately a 98-64 Prairie View A&M victory at home. The first time these teams met up was a much more balanced 57-54 Panthers win back on January 7.

The result here will probably be somewhere in the middle between those two relative extremes of Panthers victory margins. I still like Prairie View on the cover here, but considering how poorly they started out the year pretty much anything could happen.

Prairie View A&M Panthers -16.5

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