Austin Peay Governors at Alabama A&M Bulldogs Betting Prediction

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The winless Alabama A&M Bulldogs (0-7) welcome the Austin Peay Governors (3-4) to Elmore Gymnasium. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Austin Peay Governors vs. Alabama A&M Bulldogs Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Bulldogs were beaten by the UAB Blazers, 67-57, while the Governors defeated the Troy Trojans, 79-74.

The Governors held the Trojans to an effective field goal percentage of 0.426 (below their season average of 0.517). The Trojans also had a turnover percentage of 19.7 (above their season average of 13.0). Alabama A&M, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.140 vs. 0.089). Gerron Scissum had a solid performance for Alabama A&M, recording 11 points and six rebounds. Chris Porter-Bunton, meanwhile was a key piece for Austin Peay with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

The Governors won the sole game between these two teams last year, 67-47. The Governors’ turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Bulldogs. Austin Peay had a rate of 15.5, while Alabama A&M posted a mark of 34.4.

This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Alabama A&M. Dating back to last season, Alabama A&M ranks 353rd in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 23.8 percent), while the pesky defense of Austin Peay has forced the 16th-most turnovers in the nation (22.6 percent). Furthermore, the Governors rank 17th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.9 percent), while the Bulldogs rank 325th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.7 percent).

Austin Peay vs. Alabama A&M Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Alabama A&M, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Austin Peay ranks 102nd in steals per game (6.6) while Alabama A&M ranks 291st (4.4).
  • The Governors rank 176th in blocks per game (3.1) while the Bulldogs rank 292nd (1.6).
  • Alabama A&M ranks 258th in three pointers attempted per game (19.5) while Austin Peay ranks 296th (18.1).
  • The Governors rank 88th in assists allowed per game (12.3) while the Bulldogs rank 264th (14.8).
  • Austin Peay ranks 89th in rebounds allowed per game (33.5) while Alabama A&M ranks 251st (36.8).