Planning on watching today’s Cardinals and Golden Lions game? Catch the action at H. O. Clemmons Arena in Pine Bluff, AR, as the Golden Lions hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 157 points, and the Golden Lions are favored to win at home vs. the Cardinals.
INCARNATE WORD CARDINALS VS UAPB GOLDEN LIONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UAPB Golden Lions -5.5
This game will be played at H. O. Clemmons Arena at 8:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE UAPB GOLDEN LIONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Golden Lions.
- Not only will UAPB pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 157 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Will Incarnate Word Make it Happen on the Road?
Incarnate Word is winless in their first two games of the season. Over their previous ten road games, which includes last year, Incarnate Word has a record of 3-7. Heading into today’s game, Incarnate Word has a 0-2 ATS record. In their previous ten games, including those from last season, Incarnate Word is 4-4-1 ATS.
Through two games, Incarnate Word has an over/under record of 2-0-0 with their games averaging a combined 150 points per game so far. In the Cardinals’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 74 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-0.
The Incarnate Word offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against Tulsa. They posted a field goal percentage of 28.6% and connected on 9 threes. Josiah Hammons led the scoring for the Cardinals, contributing 22 points. Additionally, Sky Wicks chipped in with 15 points.
Coming into today’s game, the Incarnate Word defense is giving up an average of 78.7 points per contest. Incarnate Word will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Tulsa to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.
Do the Golden Lions Have a Shot at a Home Win?
When they take on Incarnate Word, the Incarnate Word Cardinals come into the game with a 1-1 overall record. In their last three home games, including last year, UAPB has a 1-2 record. Heading into today’s game, UAPB has a 0-2 record against the spread. Last season, the team went 4-5 vs. the spread at home, and now they are getting ready for their first home game of the season.
After two games, UAPB has an over/under record of 2-0-0, with their games averaging a combined 174 points per game so far. When looking at the Golden Lions’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-1, with their games averaging 95 points per game.
In their latest game, UAPB’s offense looked good, scoring 85 points against Central Arkansas. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.6% and made 23/28 free throws. The team’s top scorer is Kylen Milton, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 25.5, while Rashad Williams also maintains a PPG average of 20.5 leading up to the game.
At present, the Golden Lions’ defense is nationally ranked 143rd, allowing 81.2 points per game. UAPB’s three-point defense is currently 30th in the country at 5.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.0% of their shots vs. UAPB.