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Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M Pick & Preview: Monday 16th January Betting Odds
Hornets vs Bulldogs matchup at a glance
- Sports: NCAAB
- teams: Alabama State Hornets at Alabama A&M Bulldogs
- Where from: Usually at the Alabama A&M Event Center
- Date: Monday 16 January
- Betting Odds: State of Alabama +5, ALAST +180 | ALAAM-225 O/U 141.5
Alabama State will go up against the Bulldogs with an overall record of 4-13. So far, the Hornets have played 14 away games with a record of 1-13. This season, Alabama State was the underdog in 13 games and sat with a score of 0-13. Currently, the odds makers have the lines set so that the Hornets are +5 point underdogs.
Alabama State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer, Isaiah Range, who is averaging 14.18 points per game for the Hornets. Range is also important to the team’s ability to score on the edge. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots. Another key to the Hornets’ offensive game plan is Antonio TJ Madlock’s play, who hit 35.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to an 11.65 point per game average.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Alabama State this season as they currently rank 248th in college basketball with 69.7 points per game. A major reason for the low total score is the fact that they played at a below-average pace and struggled to hit outside shots. As a team, the Hornets’ 3-point shot percentage is just 33.6%, ranking 275th in the NCAA.
Alabama A&M will go up against the Hornets with an overall record of 6-11. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 10 times with a record of 6-4. The Bulldogs sit with a bet line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Alabama A&M was favored to win in 3 games and sit by a score of 2-1.
Alabama A&M expects another strong performance from the team’s top scorer, Garrett Hicks, who is averaging 14.87 points per game for the Bulldogs. Hicks is also important to the team’s ability to score at the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots. Another key to the Bulldogs’ offensive game plan is Dailin Smith’s play, who hit 44.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to an average of 10.69 points per game.
Offensive performance has been hard to come by for Alabama A&M this season as they currently rank 445 in college basketball with 61.4 points per game. A major reason for the low total score is the fact that they played at a below-average pace and struggled to hit outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shot percentage is just 26.7%, ranking 542nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Alabama A&M Bulldogs -5
For this duel, our college basketball betting model suggests they value taking the Alabama A&M on the span as a -5-point favorite over the Alabama State Hornets. Not only do we see the team continue to perform well against the home spread as the school is 5-4-1 against the spread (last 10), they will also shut down an Alabama State unit that is closed with their outside shooting has fight . Look for a good defensive effort to be the main reason the Bulldogs are going about business and marking as -5-point favorites.