Who's Playing

Southern @ Grambling

Current Records: Southern 8-7; Grambling 4-11

What to Know

The Southern Jaguars lost both of their matches to the Grambling Tigers last season on scores of 69-72 and 67-72, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season. The Jaguars and Grambling will face off in an SWAC battle at 6:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Assembly Center. Southern will be strutting in after a win while Grambling will be stumbling in from a loss.

Southern was able to grind out a solid victory over the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Monday, winning 69-59.

Meanwhile, Grambling came up short against the Florida A&M Rattlers on Monday, falling 75-66.

Southern is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. They are currently six-for-six against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

The Jaguars are now 8-7 while the Tigers sit at 4-11. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Southern enters the matchup with 19.9 takeaways on average, good for third best in college basketball. Less enviably, Grambling is stumbling into the contest with the 17th most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 15.3 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Grambling.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Assembly Center -- Grambling, Louisiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Jaguars are a 3.5-point favorite against the Tigers, 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 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Grambling have won seven out of their last 13 games against Southern.

  • Mar 11, 2021 - Grambling 72 vs. Southern 67
  • Feb 06, 2021 - Grambling 72 vs. Southern 69
  • Jan 09, 2021 - Southern 61 vs. Grambling 55
  • Feb 08, 2020 - Grambling 66 vs. Southern 62
  • Jan 11, 2020 - Grambling 61 vs. Southern 56
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Grambling 59 vs. Southern 40
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Grambling 69 vs. Southern 63
  • Feb 03, 2018 - Grambling 69 vs. Southern 68
  • Jan 06, 2018 - Southern 80 vs. Grambling 69
  • Feb 04, 2017 - Southern 67 vs. Grambling 66
  • Jan 07, 2017 - Southern 87 vs. Grambling 79
  • Feb 06, 2016 - Southern 79 vs. Grambling 66
  • Jan 09, 2016 - Southern 66 vs. Grambling 61