Free Week 5 Prediction: Hornets vs Tigers Odds
Week 5 College football betting sees the Texas Southern Tigers vs. taking on the Alabama State Hornets Thursday October 1 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Texas Southern (2-2) vs. Alabama State (1-3)
Date: Thursday, October 1st
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: n/a
NCAA Betting Total: n/a
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Every once in a while ESPN throws us an FCS curve ball. Such is the case on Thursday featuring a couple of SWAC teams, neither is ranked in the FCS rankings.
Right now there are no lines for the game but that could change by the time game time rolls around.
These teams may not be high profile but they do seem evenly matched.
Texas Southern should be the favourite in this one as they appear to have the best defense in the conference yielding just 23ppg. However, that figure is helped by a shutout of Bacone.
They are 1-2 in league play and are coming off a loss last week at Jackson State, a game they were winning in the third quarter.
In the loss, the quarterback was not very sharp, completing less than 50% of his passes. They like to run him a fair amount but the five sacks he took made any running games pretty negligible.
The Tigers got torched through the air last week so that should be a point of emphasis for them this weekend. They also need to do a better job converting third downs, they hit just 2 of 13 in the loss last week.
The Tigers look like the play for this neutral site contest.
Alabama State got their first win of the season over Mississippi Valley State last week. It was a dominant performance as they won by 30.
The key to the game was owning their opponents running the ball. They cranked out 317 yards rushing led by the quarterback Ellis Richardson.
This week he is probably going to have to be a little sharper as he also threw a couple of interceptions.
If Alabama State is going to win the likelihood is that Richardson is going to have to be the best player on the field this weekend. If he is mistake free than the Hornets could get their second league win.
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I am looking for Texas Southern to be able to bottle up Richardson, taking about the Hornets greatest weapon. Without him running around they should be able to get a solid win.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Texas Southern ML
It’s Thursday night so you might want to look elsewhere for entertainment, Miami vs. Cincinnati might be a good game with the Hurricanes coming on this season.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Texas Southern 27 – Alabama State 20
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