Texas Southern Tigers vs. Alcorn State Braves: 3/11/2021 SWAC Tournament Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on March 11, 2021

The No. 3 seed Texas Southern Tigers (13-8) are 9-point favorites in the SWAC Tournament quarterfinals over the No. 6 seed Alcorn State Braves (6-12) on Thursday at Bartow Arena. The matchup starts at 3:00 PM ET and airs on ESPN3, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Texas Southern vs Alcorn State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Texas Southern -9 -110 -110 145 -114 -108 -480 350

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Texas Southern vs Alcorn State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pick Em Under (145) Texas Southern 76 Alcorn State 67

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Total Facts

  • In 61.9% of their games this season (13 of 21 chances), the Tigers and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s point total of 145 points.
  • Alcorn State and its opponents have combined to score at least 145 points in eight of 18 opportunities (44.4%) this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 4.3 fewer points per game (140.7) than this matchup’s total of 145 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.7 more points per game (145.7) than this game’s over/under of 145 points.
  • The average total the Tigers have had set in games this season is 0.8 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under in Braves games this year is 2.8 fewer points than the point total of 145 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Tigers score just 1.5 fewer points per game (74) than the Braves allow (75.5).
  • When Texas Southern scores more than 75.5 points, it is 9-0 overall and 3-0-2 against the spread.
  • Alcorn State is 4-6-1 against the spread and 0-11 overall when giving up more than 74 points.
  • The Braves’ 66.7 points per game are just 3.5 fewer points than the 70.2 the Tigers give up.
  • Alcorn State is 4-0 against the spread and 2-4 overall when it scores more than 70.2 points.
  • Texas Southern has a 7-7 record overall and an ATS record of 3-9-1 in games when its opponents score more than 66.7 points.
  • The Tigers have put up a total of 78 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 3.8 per game), while the Braves have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 158 total points, -8.8 per game).

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Texas Southern Betting Information

  • Texas Southern has struggled against the spread, going 7-10-2 on the year.
  • The Tigers have struggled to cover, going just 2-4-1 ATS when favored by at least 9 points.
  • The Tigers have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 9 times in 19 games this season.

Alcorn State Betting Information

  • Alcorn State has a winning record against the spread, going 9-8-1 ATS (covering 50% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 9-point underdogs, the Braves have a record ATS of 1-1.
  • Alcorn State has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 50% of matchups this season (9 out of 18 contests).

Head to Head

Texas Southern vs Alcorn State (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/4/2021 Texas Southern -12 145.5 -910 +575 Regular Season 80-78 TXS
3/7/2020 Texas Southern -1 153.5 -116 -107 Regular Season 90-75 ALCST
1/6/2020 Texas Southern -10.5 146.5 -625 +447 Regular Season 95-80 ALCST
3/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 99-72 TXS
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 87-70 TXS

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Texas Southern Leaders

  • The Tigers leader in points and assists is Michael Weathers, who puts up 16.2 points per game along with 3.4 assists.
  • Joirdon Karl Nicholas leads Texas Southern in rebounding, grabbing 6.5 boards per game while also scoring 10.3 points a contest.
  • Galen Alexander leads his teammates on the Tigers with 1.1 made threes per contest.
  • The Texas Southern steals leader is Weathers, who averages 2.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Nicholas, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.

Alcorn State Leaders

  • Troymain Crosby sits at the top of the Braves scoring leaderboard with 18.8 points per game. He also pulls down 5.1 rebounds and racks up 0.6 assists per game.
  • The Braves’ leader in rebounds is Tyree Corbett with 5.3 per matchup, and their leader in assists is Kurk Lee with 4.1 per game.
  • David Pierce III is the most prolific from deep for the Braves, hitting 1.9 threes per game.
  • Alcorn State’s leader in steals is Oddyst Walker (1.6 per game), and its leader in blocks is Anthony Fairley (0.8 per game).
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