Betting on today’s Tigers 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 None. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 156.5 points, and UAPB is favored by -1 to win at home against Jackson State.
JACKSON STATE TIGERS VS UAPB GOLDEN LIONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UAPB Golden Lions -1
This game will be played at H. O. Clemmons Arena at 8:30 ET on Monday, February 12th.
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 -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can the Tigers Grab a Win in Pine Bluff?
Despite their losing record, Jackson State has been much better on the road this season, going 5-11 compared to their 3-3 record at home. They will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak at home.
Overall, the Tigers have gone 5-6 when they are the favorites, and they have been the underdog 11 times this season, going 3-8 in those games. In their last game, they defeated Mississippi Valley State, 77-69.
As the underdog, Jackson State has been a solid bet vs. the spread this season, going 8-3. Their overall ATS mark is 12-10, and they have gone 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 road games and 6-3 in their last 10 road contests.
This season, the over/under record for Jackson State is 12-10, and today’s line of 156.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points, and their OU record in their last three games is 1-2.
Jackson State is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 77 points versus Mississippi Valley State. This output is higher than their season-average of 70.6 points per game. The top scorer for the Tigers was Jordan O’Neal with 18 points, while Ken Evans also added 17 to the scoreboard.
Facing UAPB, Jackson State aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.2 points allowed per game (287th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. UAPB. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.1%.
Can UAPB Secure a Home Victory?
UAPB is looking to get back on track after losing two straight games. They are 10-13 on the season and 6-5 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. So far, they are 4-2 when favored and 3-11 when they are the underdog.
At home this season, the Golden Lions are 2-4, but over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4. For the season, they have been outscored by an average of -6.2 points per game at home.
Despite being favored in 6 games this season, UAPB has only covered the spread once. At home, their ATS mark is just 1-5 and their last 10 games as the favorite have resulted in a 1-9 record vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record in UAPB games is 13-7. Today’s over/under line of 156.5 is very close to the average OU line in their games this season (156.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, which is lower than the season average of 160.5 points per game.
In their latest game, UAPB offense put up 56 points against Alcorn State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38% and made 6 threes. Kylen Milton is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.6. Meanwhile, Rashad Williams also brings a PPG average of 17.2 into the game.
Coming into the game, UAPB will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 83.2 points per game (342nd). UAPB’s three-point defense is currently 114th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.2% of their shots vs. UAPB.