Okay college football bettors, it’s going down on on Saturday when the Alcorn State Braves play host to the Southern Jaguars in the nationally-televised 2018 SWAC Championship Game on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Southern vs Alcorn State 2018 SWAC Championship Spread & Game Preview
FB update: For the first time since 2014, @SouthernUsports has defeated @GSU_TIGERS 38-28 to win @BayouClassic74 and claim @theswac West Division title to advance to @theswac @Toyota Football Championship and will travel to @BRAVESSPORTS in next Sat. title game at 3:30. #SWACFB pic.twitter.com/t4W2ucSGgG— The SWAC (@theswac) November 25, 2018
- When: Saturday, December 1 at 4:30 PM ET
- Where: Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium
- 2018 SWAC Championship Odds: Pick ‘Em / Total: 47.5
Why Bet on the Southern University Jaguars?
Why should you consider betting on Southern University in this contest? Well, the best reason is because the Jaguars are riding the wave of a five-game winning streak coming into this matchup. The Jaguars come into this contest off a convincing 38-28 win over Grambling on Saturday and they’ve scored 38 or more in four of their last five games. The Jags fought hard to get past Grambling the last time out after giving up mostly all of an 18-point lead.
“We took the lead with 5:02 left last year and couldn’t make one more play to win the game,” head coach Dawson Odums said. “When they cut the lead to 31-28 today, you could tell the mindset was totally different. Our offense answered. Our offensive line was dominant.”
Why Bet on the Alcorn State Braves?
Why should you consider betting on Alcorn State? Well, the best reason is because the Braves already beat the Jaguars once this season in dominating fashion too. Alcorn State rolled to an emphatic 20-3 win over Southern on September 29 despite the fact that quarterback Noah Johnson tossed two interceptions and failed to throw a TD pass. Alcorn State limited Southern to one, third quarter field goal and put 17 points on the board after going into the half up 3-0.The Braves come into this contest off an emphatic 24-3 win over Jackson State last weekend as De’Shawn Waller ran for 124 yards to lead the way to victory and Johnson tossed one TD pass.
Another great reason to back Alcorn State is because they’re playing at home. The Braves also lead the SWAC in total offense (471.3), total defense (283.4), scoring defense (20.6), rushing offense (274.3) and rushing defense (93.2). They are second in scoring offense (33.2), so there’s that as well.
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Southern vs Alcorn State
there’s no sense in beating around the bush with my expert pick on the SWAC Championship game simply because Alcorn State is by far, the better team in this contest. Alcorn has an exceptional defense that leads the SWAC with 45 quarterback sacks and ranks third with 12 interceptions. The offensive line has allowed only 14 sacks, second best in the conference. If the Braves don’t win this affair by double-digits, I’ll be completely stunned. Now bet accordingly.
2018 SWAC Championship Pick: Alcorn State 27 Southern 14