Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils vs. Alabama State Hornets ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (1-13, 0-1 SWAC) travel to Dunn-Oliver Acadome to square off against the Alabama State Hornets (1-14, 0-2 SWAC). Both teams will look to put an end to their losing streaks. The Hornets have lost eight consecutive games, while the Delta Devils have lost their last six games. Action gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils vs. Alabama State Hornets Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last outing. The Hornets fell to the Grambling State Tigers, 68-63, while the Delta Devils were defeated by the UAPB Golden Lions, 80-76.

Mississippi Valley State held UAPB to an effective field goal percentage of 0.430 (below the 0.575 mark opponents have averaged against Mississippi Valley State this season) while Alabama State forced Grambling State into a turnover percentage of 20.8 (above their season average of 17.0). Jacoby Ross played well for Alabama State, recording 11 points. Mississippi Valley State rallied around Torico Simmons, who recorded 23 points and five assists.

The Hornets dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the last matchup, Alabama State won 82-59. The Hornets’ 10.9 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Delta Devils, who had a mark of 18.6. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It will be a battle of contrasting paces as the fast-breaking Delta Devils (ranked first in the country in possessions per game) will look to push the more half-court-oriented Hornets (206th in possessions per game).

Mississippi Valley State at Alabama State Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Alabama State, ATS Winner – Alabama State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Alabama State ranks 68th in three pointers allowed per game (19.9) while Mississippi Valley State ranks 257th (27.9).
  • The Delta Devils rank 230th in assists per game (10.9) while the Hornets rank 255th (8.9).
  • The Delta Devils rank 112th in rebounds per game (36.9) while the Hornets rank 271st (29.1).
  • Mississippi Valley State averages 7.1 steals per game, which ranks 91st in the NCAA. Alabama State ranks 140th in steals allowed per game (7.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hornets’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 13.2, down from 19.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Delta Devils have scored an average of 66.0 points per game (1.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 90.8 points per game (3.6 below their season average).