SWAC foes will clash when the Alabama State Hornets (2-14, 1-2 SWAC) clash with the UAPB Golden Lions (2-12, 1-1 SWAC) at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13, 2020.
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The Golden Lions lost to the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in their last game, 59-49. UAPB’s Markedric Bell had a solid game, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds. Alabama A&M had a free throw rate of 0.233 (above their season average of 0.187). UAPB, on the other hand, held the Bulldogs to an effective field goal percentage of 0.375 (below their season average of 0.428).
In the Hornets’ previous outing, they beat the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, 81-75. Alabama State received a boost from Leon Daniels, who was the team’s high scorer with 20 points on 8-for-15 shooting. Alabama State launched 21 three pointers, making 11 of them (52.4 percent), while Mississippi Valley State was 7-31 (22.6 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Golden Lions won both matchups last season. In the most recent matchup, UAPB won 75-69. UAPB had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.643 vs. 0.421). Alabama State, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (43.2 vs. 25.0).
UAPB at Alabama State ATS Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Alabama State, ATS Winner – Alabama State, O/U – Under
The Golden Lions rank 60th in steals per game (7.9) while the Hornets rank 135th in steals allowed per game (7.1).
Alabama State ranks 251st in assists per game (9.5) while UAPB ranks 255th (8.8).
UAPB ranks 92nd in rebounds allowed per game (33.8) while Alabama State ranks 228th (38.0).
The Hornets rank 195th in three pointers attempted per game (20.5) while the Golden Lions rank 300th (13.1).
UAPB ranks 37th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Alabama State ranks 129th (4.1).
The Hornets’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.4, down from 17.9 for the season.
During their last five games, the Golden Lions have scored an average of 54.4 points per game (2.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.2 points per game (1.5 below their season average).