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Grambling Tigers @ Alabama State Hornets

Current Records: Grambling 17-13, Alabama State 12-18

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Alabama State is 2-8 against Grambling since March of 2019 but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Saturday. Both teams will face off in a SWAC battle at 5:00 p.m. ET at Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Alabama State is staggering into the contest hobbled by four consecutive losses, while Grambling will skip in buoyed by six consecutive wins.

The point spread may have favored Alabama State last Thursday, but the final result did not. They took a 65-57 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Jaguars. Alabama State has struggled against Southern U. recently, as their game on Thursday was their third consecutive lost matchup.

Meanwhile, the Tigers slipped by the Bulldogs 74-73 on Thursday.

Tra'Michael Moton was the offensive standout of the contest as he scored 17 points along with six steals. He didn't help Grambling's cause all that much against Florida back in December of 2023 but the same can't be said for this match.

The Hornets have been struggling recently as they've lost seven of their last eight games, which put a noticeable dent in their 12-18 record this season. As for the Tigers, their win was their seventh straight on the road, which pushed their record up to 17-13.

Saturday's match is shaping up to be a scrappy matchup: Alabama State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 39.5 rebounds per game. It's a different story for Grambling, though, as they've been averaging only 31.9 rebounds per game. Given Alabama State's sizable advantage in that area, Grambling will need to find a way to close that gap.

Looking ahead, Alabama State is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by two points. This contest might not be the best time to bet them against the spread since they've let bettors down the last four times they've played.


Alabama State is a slight 2-point favorite against Grambling, 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 2-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 129.5 points.

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Series History

Grambling has won 8 out of their last 10 games against Alabama State.

  • Feb 10, 2024 - Grambling 74 vs. Alabama State 68
  • Mar 04, 2023 - Grambling 69 vs. Alabama State 49
  • Feb 04, 2023 - Grambling 73 vs. Alabama State 60
  • Mar 05, 2022 - Alabama State 78 vs. Grambling 75
  • Feb 05, 2022 - Alabama State 80 vs. Grambling 72
  • Mar 04, 2021 - Grambling 91 vs. Alabama State 68
  • Jan 02, 2021 - Grambling 66 vs. Alabama State 49
  • Mar 07, 2020 - Grambling 70 vs. Alabama State 58
  • Jan 06, 2020 - Grambling 68 vs. Alabama State 63
  • Mar 07, 2019 - Grambling 93 vs. Alabama State 66