Alabama State Hornets at Sam Houston State Bearkats ATS Prediction

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The Alabama State Hornets (2-6) and the Sam Houston State Bearkats (3-7) battle at Johnson Coliseum. The Hornets look to end a six-game road losing streak. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Alabama State Hornets at Sam Houston State Bearkats ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Bearkats won big over the East Texas Baptist Tigers, 85-64, while the Hornets lost big to the Iowa State Cyclones, 79-53.

Sam Houston State played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.9 and a turnover percentage of 14.3. For those same stats, East Texas Baptist put up marks of 14.3 and 22.2, respectively. Alabama State, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.073 vs. 0.075). Kai Mitchell played well for Sam Houston State, recording 14 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Alabama State was led by Reginald Gee, who contributed 15 points.

This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of Alabama State. Dating back to last season, Alabama State ranks 269th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.4 percent), while the disruptive defense of Sam Houston State has forced the 82nd-most turnovers in the nation (21.0 percent).

Alabama State at Sam Houston State Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Sam Houston State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Sam Houston State averages 37.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 98th in the NCAA. Alabama State ranks 243rd in rebounds allowed per game (39.6).
  • The Bearkats rank 107th in steals per game (6.2) while the Hornets rank 140th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • Alabama State averages 4.1 blocks per game, which is ranked 59th in the NCAA. Sam Houston State ranks 91st in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
  • The Bearkats rank 139th in assists per game (14.3) while the Hornets rank 230th (10.3).
  • Sam Houston State ranks 52nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.2) while Alabama State ranks 100th in three pointers allowed per game (21.5).