The Southern Jaguars and the Prairie View A&M Panthers meet in college basketball action from the William Nicks Building on Thursday night.
The Southern Jaguars will look to build on their current four-game winning streak after an 89-75 win over Alcorn State last time out. Jayden Saddler leads the Jaguars in scoring and assists with 11.1 PPG and 5.4 APG while Samkelo Cele has 10.7 PPG and Ahsante Shivers also has 10 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Southern up to this point in the season. Damiree Burns has 9.3 PPG and 5 RPG and Harrison Henderson has 8.8 PPG and a team-high 6.7 RPG as well this year. As a team, Southern is averaging 70.3 PPG on 43.5% shooting from the field and 32.4% from three while allowing 69.7 PPG on 41.7% shooting from the field and 32.8% from three.
The Prairie View A&M Panthers will look to get another notch on their belt after a 70-67 win over Alabama State last time out. Jawaun Daniels leads the Panthers in scoring with 13.6 PPG while Cameron Mack has 12.4 PPG and a team-high 8.1 APG to lead the Panthers in the assist department and also log 3.2 steals per game. Jeremiah Gambrell Jr. has 11.2 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for the Panthers up to this point in the season. D’Rell Roberts has 9.2 PPG with 2.3 APG and Faite Williams has 7.5 PPG with 4 APG while Lenell Henry has 7.2 PPG and a team-high 6.1 RPG this season to lead the Panthers on the boards. As a team, Prairie View A&M is averaging 70.1 PPG on 45% shooting from the field and 29.3% from three while allowing 63.3 PPG on 42.4% shooting from the floor and 33% from three this season.
Southern is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Prairie View A&M is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games. The favorite is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I had some trouble with this one as Southern comes in on a four-game winning streak so getting points is tempting, but Prairie View has been so good at home this year. I am going to lean towards the Panthers at home, mainly because the SWAC is what it is, it’s not the hardest conference in the country but the Panthers have still taken care of business at home, winning each of their last four home games by double-digits. I think Southern gives the Panthers a run but ultimately, I think Prairie View wins this by 8 points or more, so I’ll lay it and play it with the Panthers here.