Fats on the SWAC 4-8, -$58.
Fats on the Patriot League: 9-10, -$23.
Monday’s SWAC results:
Texas Southern -9 Over UAPB, $11 to win $10.
LOSS: It was disappointing as Texas Southern covered much of the game before letting it go late and winning 70-68.
Prairie View A&M at Mississippi Valley State, match under 153. $11 to win $10.
WIN: Prairie View won 69-64 = 133, easily under.
Bethune-Cookman -2 Over Alabama St., $11 to win $10.
LOSS: Another disappointment. Bethune-Cookman led 37-32 at halftime then left their defense in the locker room giving up 57 points in the second half, only to lose 89-78 (giving up 89 to a team that hadn’t scored 89 all season against a team D1).
Saturday SWAC Picks:
Alabama St. at Alabama A&M, 5 p.m. EST
Alabama A&M -2, $11 to earn $10.
When these two in-state rivals meet, no one knows what will happen – and that includes me. Both teams have roughly the same power rating but play very different styles. Corn . . . State has lost four of its last five games and A&M is at home and has won four in a row. That’s enough for me to take a small crush.
Mississippi Valley State at Arkansas Pine Bluff, 6:30 p.m. EST
UAPB -4.11$ to win $10.
If there was a way to bet that both teams would lose, I could do it. The only two games MVSU have won all season have been on the road, but they’ve now finished their home schedule and are just playing the channel. It’s Senior Night at Pine Bluff and two key players are seniors. That’s enough for me.
Alcorn St. at Prairie View A&M, 6:30 p.m. EST
Alcorn St. +3, $11 to earn $10.
Two of the best teams in the league are very even. Alcorn lost to Prairie View by 1 point at home, but is 10-4 in the league, has four of five wins and wins on the road. Prairie View is 8-5 and has won four straight and could win tonight (they are favorites after all). But I think it will be close.