The UAPB Golden Lions (3-21, 2-10 SWAC), who are currently on a nine-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they travel to David L. Whitney Gymnasium to challenge the Alcorn State Braves (11-12, 7-5 SWAC). Action gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 17, 2020.
UAPB Golden Lions at Alcorn State Braves ATS Preview
The Golden Lions got blown out by the Southern University Jaguars in their last outing, 73-49. With 14 points on 4-for-4 shooting, Zavian Jackson was UAPB’s leading scorer. Southern University had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.4 (above their season average of 31.7). UAPB, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.289 (above their season average of 0.210).
In the Braves’ last matchup, they beat the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, 92-88. With 22 points on 6-for-11 shooting, Troymain Crosby was the top scorer from either team. The Braves made 20 of their 23 free throws (87.0 percent) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (26.2 vs. 23.5).
This contest should be a showdown of opposite styles. Alcorn State prefers an up-and-down style of play (34th in possessions per game), while UAPB is more half-court-oriented (330th in possessions per game).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Braves won 82-54. Alcorn State was successful at getting and making free throws. The Braves made 22 of their 27 free throws (81.5 percent), while the Golden Lions were just 14-23 (60.9 percent). Deshaw Andrews scored a game-high 30 points.
UAPB Golden Lions at Alcorn State Braves ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Alcorn State, ATS Winner – Alcorn State, O/U – Over
Alcorn State averages 8.2 steals per game, which ranks 31st in the NCAA. UAPB ranks 221st in steals allowed per game (9.2).
The Braves have been outscored by an average of 8.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Alcorn State has defeated opponents by an average of 2.5 points.
During their last five games, the Golden Lions have scored an average of 48.8 points per game (3.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 57.2 points per game (11.1 below their season average).