Fats Baller's SWAC Saturday picks: Southern vs Alabama A&M, Grambling vs Alabama St., UAPB vs Alcorn St, more
Fats on the Patriot League: 13-18, -$71.
Fats on the SWAC 9-14, -$82.
Thursday SWAC Results:
Grambling at Alabama A&M, 8 pm EST
Alabama A&M -1, $11 to win $10
WIN: Alabama A&M covered, winning 71-63.
Mississippi Valley State at Alcorn St., 8:30 pm EST
Alcorn St. -13 1/2, $11 to win $10.
LOSS: Alcorn St. was up 14 at the half but did not cover, hanging on to win 72-69.
Arkansas Pine Bluff at Jackson St, 8:30 pm EST
Jackson St. -9 1/2, $11 to win $10.
LOSS: Jackson St. did not cover, winning 87-79.
Southern at Alabama St., 9 pm EST
Southern -4, $11 to win $10.
LOSS: Southern not only didn't cover, they lost, 77-67.
Four team Teaser: Alabama A&M +3 w/ Alcorn St. -9 1/2 w/ Jackson St. -5 1/2 w/ Southern Even. +250, $20 to win $70.
LOSS: I'm an idiot. Don't bet 4-team teasers. And don't listen to your editor when he says to pick some games from a smaller league where the lines won't be as good. Yes, there are more misses on the lines, but the teams are also more inconsistent.
Saturday SWAC Picks:
Bethune-Cookman at Florida A&M, 4 pm EST
Florida A&M -5, $11 to win $10.
Bethune has won two straight on the road and A&M has been up and down after a good start. But . . . A&M starts 5 seniors and maybe they can get up for their Senior Day game.
Southern at Alabama A&M, 5 pm EST
Alabama A&M +4, $11 to win $10
This is a classic SWAC make you look like an idiot game. Southern has lost four of six and just went down by 10 to Alabama St. on Thursday. Alabama A&M has won six in a row and beat Alabama St. by 15 last Saturday. They're getting points because Southern has been the better team throughout the year - but certainly not the last few weeks. I'll ride the hot team at home.
Grambling at Alabama St., 5:30 pm EST
Game over 142 1/2, $11 to win $10.
These teams are very evenly matched, as the 2-point spread indicates. They both play fast, however, so I'm going to take the over and hope some of the many shots they hoist up actually go in.
Arkansas Pine Bluff at Alcorn St, 6 pm EST
Alcorn St. -10 1/2, $11 to win $10.
Alcorn locks up the regular season title with a win. UAPB is locked into 11th place win or lose. Alcorn is the far better team and I can't imagine them losing but, caveat emptor, they don't often win by double digits. I think they'll put a bow around their regular season today.
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