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Mississippi Valley State @ Grambling

Current Records: Mississippi Valley State 1-15; Grambling 5-12

What to Know

The Grambling Tigers and the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils will face off in an SWAC clash at 3:30 p.m. ET Jan. 22 at Assembly Center. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Tigers winning the first 85-72 at home and Mississippi Valley State taking the second 67-63.

The Southern Jaguars typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday Grambling proved too difficult a challenge. Grambling managed an 83-77 win over Southern.

Meanwhile, Mississippi Valley State came up short against the Florida A&M Rattlers on Monday, falling 78-70.

Grambling is the favorite in this one, with an expected 12-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Saturday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

The Tigers are now 5-12 while the Delta Devils sit at 1-15. A pair of offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Grambling is stumbling into the game with the 22nd fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 63.6 on average. Mississippi Valley State has experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 36.50% percent of their shots, which is the 358th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Assembly Center -- Grambling, Louisiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Tigers are a big 12-point favorite against the Delta Devils, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tigers as a 12.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Grambling have won seven out of their last 13 games against Mississippi Valley State.

  • Mar 01, 2021 - Mississippi Valley State 67 vs. Grambling 63
  • Feb 01, 2021 - Grambling 85 vs. Mississippi Valley State 72
  • Mar 02, 2020 - Grambling 81 vs. Mississippi Valley State 61
  • Feb 03, 2020 - Grambling 90 vs. Mississippi Valley State 65
  • Mar 04, 2019 - Grambling 77 vs. Mississippi Valley State 75
  • Feb 04, 2019 - Grambling 79 vs. Mississippi Valley State 57
  • Feb 26, 2018 - Mississippi Valley State 79 vs. Grambling 74
  • Jan 29, 2018 - Grambling 92 vs. Mississippi Valley State 89
  • Feb 27, 2017 - Mississippi Valley State 84 vs. Grambling 80
  • Jan 30, 2017 - Grambling 77 vs. Mississippi Valley State 74
  • Mar 08, 2016 - Mississippi Valley State 87 vs. Grambling 73
  • Feb 29, 2016 - Mississippi Valley State 58 vs. Grambling 57
  • Feb 01, 2016 - Mississippi Valley State 72 vs. Grambling 59