The 2022 SWAC Tournament comes to a conclusion on Saturday when the Texas Southern Tigers (17-12) take on the Alcorn State Braves (17-15). The Tigers blew out Grambling in the semis. Alcorn State edged out Alabama A&M to punch its ticket to the title game.
Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET. The latest Alcorn State vs. Texas Southern odds from Caesars Sportsbook lists the Tigers as four-point favorites. The over-under for total points is set at 130. Before entering any Texas Southern vs. Alcorn State picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Alcorn State vs. Texas Southern spread: Texas Southern -4
- Alcorn State vs. Texas Southern over-under: 130 points
What you need to know about Alcorn State
Alcorn State has been one of the nation's better teams against the spread this year. The Braves went 19-11-2 ATS overall. They were also tremendous away from home (15-6-2 ATS) and as underdogs (14-3 ATS). They regularly proved oddsmakers wrong, and they're hoping to do so again with a trip to the NCAA Tournament on the line.
They enter this matchup on an eight-game winning streak. It's been a great showing by a team that lost 11 of its first 12 games, albeit against mostly tough competition. Justin Thomas leads the team in scoring (10.6 ppg) and assists (4.1 apg).
What you need to know about Texas Southern
Texas Southern won four of its final five games in the regular season, including a 78-77 win over Prairie View A&M in its finale. The Tigers rallied from a five-point halftime deficit in the quarterfinals of the SWAC Tournament to get past Jackson State in a 54-50 final. They dominated Grambling State in the semifinals on Friday, cruising to a 73-54 win.
Senior forward John Walker III paces a balanced lineup with 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Senior forward Brison Gresham is adding 7.1 points and is pulling down a team-high 6.8 rebounds. The Tigers have won 16 of their last 20 games against Alcorn State.
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