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Prairie View A&M vs. Texas Southern - 3/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Southern vs. Prairie View A&M
Date & Time Saturday March 16, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Bill Harris Arena
Birmingham, Alabama
The Line
The Line: Prairie View A&M +1 -- Over/Under: 159.5
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Texas Southern Tigers and Prairie View A&M Panthers meet Saturday in the college basketball SWAC Tournament at the Bill Harris Arena.

The Texas Southern Tigers look for another win after a comfortable victory over Alabama State. The Texas Southern Tigers are averaging 79.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Jeremy Combs is averaging 16.7 points and 8.8 rebounds while Trayvon Reed is averaging 12.8 points and eight rebounds. Jalyn Patterson is the third double-digit scorer and Eden Ewing is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Texas Southern Tigers are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Southern Tigers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The Texas Southern Tigers have won their last six non-home games.

The Prairie View A&M Panthers look for another win after a 10-point victory over Grambling. The Prairie View A&M Panthers are averaging 74.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Gary Blackston is averaging 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds while Devonte Patterson is averaging 13.1 points and 1.2 assists. Gerard Andrus is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Williams is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Prairie View A&M Panthers are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Prairie View A&M Panthers are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Prairie View A&M Panthers have won their last six non-home games.

The Tigers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Panthers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 neutral site games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southwestern Athletic and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 overall. The over is 11-5 in Tigers last 16 neutral site games.

These teams split the first two meetings this season, with Texas Southern winning the most recent match by scoring 95 points. The Prairie View A&M Panthers are playing the better basketball overall, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 21.8 points while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. Texas Southern has more than held its own during this stretch as well, but it's not beating the hell out of teams and firing on all cylinders the way the Prairie View A&M Panthers are currently. I give the Panthers the edge in this contest.

Pick:
Prairie View A&M +1

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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