Who's Playing

Alabama State @ Alabama A&M

Current Records: Alabama State 8-20; Alabama A&M 9-16

What to Know

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are 2-11 against the Alabama State Hornets since January of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. The Bulldogs and Alabama State will face off in an SWAC battle at 5 p.m. ET at Elmore Gymnasium. Both teams come into the matchup bolstered by wins in their previous games.

Alabama A&M beat the Florida A&M Rattlers 71-63 on Monday.

Meanwhile, Alabama State didn't have too much trouble with the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on the road on Monday as they won 89-78.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Alabama A&M is expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.

The wins brought Alabama A&M up to 9-16 and the Hornets to 8-20. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: The Bulldogs are stumbling into the contest with the 352nd fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 60.7 on average. Alabama State has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 33rd worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 75.4 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Elmore Gymnasium -- Normal, Alabama
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Bulldogs are a slight 2-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Alabama State have won 11 out of their last 13 games against Alabama A&M.

  • Jan 15, 2022 - Alabama State 59 vs. Alabama A&M 55
  • Feb 13, 2021 - Alabama State 72 vs. Alabama A&M 58
  • Jan 16, 2021 - Alabama A&M 70 vs. Alabama State 63
  • Feb 15, 2020 - Alabama State 61 vs. Alabama A&M 58
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Alabama State 65 vs. Alabama A&M 56
  • Feb 16, 2019 - Alabama State 68 vs. Alabama A&M 62
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Alabama State 72 vs. Alabama A&M 54
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Alabama State 69 vs. Alabama A&M 50
  • Jan 13, 2018 - Alabama State 70 vs. Alabama A&M 67
  • Feb 11, 2017 - Alabama State 97 vs. Alabama A&M 89
  • Jan 14, 2017 - Alabama State 57 vs. Alabama A&M 55
  • Feb 13, 2016 - Alabama State 74 vs. Alabama A&M 68
  • Jan 16, 2016 - Alabama A&M 80 vs. Alabama State 75