Texas Southern vs Alabama A&M Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 SWAC Tournament (Can Bulldogs Upset Tigers?)

Devon Platana
Texas Southern vs Alabama A&M prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball SWAC Tournament game.
Texas Southern vs Alabama A&M prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball SWAC Tournament game. / AP Photos/Michael Allio

Texas Southern vs Alabama A&M Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball SWAC Tournament Game
  • Texas Southern (12-20, 7-11 SWAC) vs. Alabama A&M (15-17, 10-8 SWAC)
  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Bartow Arena -- Birmingham, Alabama
  • Coverage: ESPN+

Friday, March 10's NCAA college basketball slate includes a SWAC Tournament semifinal matchup between the Texas Southern Tigers and Alabama A&M Bulldogs.

Texas Southern snapped a three-game losing streak with a 66-62 win over Alcorn State in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Alabama A&M hardly broke a sweat in its 77-63 victory over Southern, highlighted by a massive 27-point showing from Messiah Thompson.

Can Texas Southern prove that its latest win wasn't a fluke? Or will Alabama A&M push its winning ways to three straight games?

Texas Southern vs Alabama A&M Odds & Spread

Texas Southern enters this contest as the slim favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 137.5 points with the over being favored at -115 odds.

Texas Southern vs Alabama A&M Betting Trends

  • Texas Southern has nine wins in 30 games against the spread this year.
  • The Tigers are 3-12 as 1.5-point favorites or more.
  • This year, 13 of Texas Southern's 30 games have hit the over.
  • Alabama A&M has 14 wins in 28 games against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread as 1.5-point underdogs or greater, the Bulldogs are 10-9.
  • Alabama A&M has played 28 games this season, and 13 of them have gone over the total.
Texas Southern Rank Texas Southern AVG Alabama A&M AVG Alabama A&M Rank
228th 69.6 Points Scored 69.9 218th
244th 72.3 Points Allowed 70.8 200th
57th 33.9 Rebounds 29.7 292nd
68th 9.8 Off. Rebounds 8.5 188th
357th 4.7 3pt Made 6.9 232nd
284th 11.8 Assists 12.8 200th
338th 14.1 Turnovers 13.8 325th

Texas Southern vs Alabama A&M Prediction & Pick

Although Texas Southern won its last outing, it hardly looked perfect. The Tigers only shot 16.7% from the three-point line while turning the ball over 16 times. And despite leading by as many as 16 points, they only ended up defeating Alcorn State by four points.

Before that victory, Texas Southern lost three straight games while surrendering 79.3 PPG. Now, it has to go up against an Alabama A&M squad that scored 77 points against Southern on .468/.368/.743 shooting splits. If the Bulldogs start hitting their shots early on, I can't see the Tigers keeping pace with that offense.

Though Texas Southern has won the last 10 games in this rivalry, Alabama A&M has been playing like the better team lately and should prevail here.

Final Score Prediction: Alabama A&M: 74 | Texas Southern: 72

Texas Southern vs Alabama A&M Best Bet

As I predict an Alabama A&M victory, I recommend backing the Bulldogs to cover the spread. Alabama A&M has been consistent in that regard lately, going 5-2 ATS in its last seven games and covering in back-to-back outings. Meanwhile, Texas Southern is 1-4 ATS in its last five games and 5-14 ATS in its last 19 SWAC contests.

Again, it'll be a close-fought game, but Alabama A&M is in a better position to win.

Bet: Alabama A&M +2.5 (-110)

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