Tigers vs. Phoenix Prediction
The Texas Southern Tigers are coming off a thrilling three-overtime victory in the CIT quarterfinals and now go on the road to take on the Green Bay Phoenix tonight in the semifinals. Will Texas Southern find a way to another win as the underdogs?
725 Texas Southern Tigers at 726 Green Bay Phoenix
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Kress Events Center at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Phoenix are a 6-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 175.5 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 53 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Texas Southern. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Tigers prevail in 3OT over Warhawks
Texas Southern earned a grueling three-overtime victory by a score of 108-102 Thursday night at Louisiana-Monroe in the CIT quarterfinals. The Tigers (24-13) trailed 40-34 at halftime before evening it at 74-74 by the end of regulation. The score was tied 88-88 at the end of the first OT and 95-95 at the conclusion of the second extra session, but Texas Southern finally pulled away in the third OT. The Tigers shot 42-of-86 from the floor, 7-of-25 from 3-point range plus 17-of-21 at the free throw line. Tyrik Armstrong led Texas Southern with 32 points on 11-of-23 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 6-of-6 at the free throw line. He also tallied eight assists and three steals in 55 minutes of action. Jeremy Combs accounted for 27 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out after playing 46 minutes. Eden Ewing contributed 23 points, 11 rebounds and two dimes. Devocio Butler added 12 points, 11 rebounds and two assists.
Phoenix ease past Roadrunners
Green Bay rolled to an 80-65 home win over Cal State-Bakersfield Friday night to advance to the CIT quarterfinals. The Phoenix (20-16) led 40-30 at halftime and continued to pull away in the second half. Green Bay shot 27-of-59 from the floor, 11-of-28 from 3-point range plus 15-of-17 at the free throw line. Sandy Cohen III led the Phoenix with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also racked up five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Cody Schwartz tallied 13 points and two boards. Trevian Ball accounted for 13 points and four rebounds off the bench. Jayquan McCloud registered 12 points and two assists. P.J. Pipes added 11 points, four caroms and four assists as a reserve.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games. Texas Southern is 5-2-1 ATS in its last eight road games.
The Phoenix are 8-1 ATS in their last nine home games. Green Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last five non-conference games.
Texas Southern might still be feeling the impact of the three-OT game in which Armstrong never saw the floor and all of its regulars saw major minutes and then some. Green Bay had a much easier time in its win and therefore should feel fresher even with a day less of rest. The Phoenix also have the advantage of remaining at home, where they have been stellar lately. This will be another game with two squads at a break-neck pace, but look for Green Bay to play with a little more composure on its way to a cover.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: GREEN BAY PHOENIX -6