Alabama State Hornets vs. Texas Southern Tigers, Southwest Athletic tournament game. Second game of the SWAC for Friday. The second best team in the conference such as the Tigers play against the sixth best in the conference. The Tigers being second has had an incredible performance in the conference if we compare them with previous years. For the Hornets the history has been another, but not so negative, the record has been maintained in the same number of defeats and victories so far.
Texas Southern Tigers: Power in the conference.
The Tigers are second in the conference with fourteen victories and only four defeats, in addition to positive overall record with 20-12. A powerful winning streak of eleven games marked the powerful road of the Tigers in the conference. The last game before the start of the championship in the SWAC was a defeat against Southern at home by 77-87 in the final result. But after that defeat the Tigers had the chance to get a revenge in the tournament opening against Southern and they won 80-70.
The Tigers are scoring an average of 79.8 points per game, 27.31 FG points, 67.3% free throw shots, 7.41 three pointers, 14.79 assists. The defense is allowing an average of 77.7 points per game, 28.48 FG points, 7.79 three pointers, 15.45 assists and 36.3 points in the first half. 18-13 against the Hornets since 2007, 14-0 since 2014.
The ATS record is 12-17-1 this season, 4-6-1 in the last games against conference rivals. The problem of the Tigers has been the highly negative defense to win the games with force. 4-1 in the last wins, but could barely complete two spreads of -4.5 and -16.0 points.
Alabama State Hornets: No fear of losing.
The Hornets have a record of nine wins and nine defeats in the conference. So far the overall record is negative with twelve victories and 18 defeats. All those defeats and the negative record against the Tigers make the Hornets are underdogs for this championship game. 1-4 in the last five games of the conference, the last win was against Southern on the road 60-57. In the opening of the championship the Hornets won 58-49 against Jackson State.
In season the Hornets are scoring an average of 67.3 points per game, 23.11 FG points, 65.3% free throw shots, 7.26 three pointers and 10.26 assists. The defense allows up to 71.8 points per game, 25.26 FG points, 7.22 three pointers, 13.85 assists and 36.4 points in the first half.
The ATS record is 13-15-0, just two wins in the spread in the last six games against conference rivals. The victories were against Southern -1.0 and in the last game against Jackson State being underdogs +5.5 points.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Alabama State Hornets vs. Texas Southern Tigers 03/15/2019
is: take the Texas Southern Tigers -5.0 (Point Spread).
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