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Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions - 3/8/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (8-24) at Alabama A&M Bulldogs (10-17)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Toyota Center)

The Line: Alabama A&M Bulldogs -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Alabama A&M Bulldogs and the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions face off in an SWAC opener.

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs finished in the bottom half of  the SWAC with a 6-12 record and were 10-17 overall. The Bulldogs needed a bit more punch at both ends of the floor after being outscored 71-68. Alabama A&M didn’t finish the regular season strong with losses in seven of ten where it was difficult putting points on the scoreboard. If the Bulldogs are going to advance then  the offense has got to pick up the pace and that means leading scorer Ladarius Tabb has to at least match his 19 points and seven boards with Nicholas West also needing to match his 14 points and 7.5 rebounds. If this pair can meet their averages there are three players that produce 5-7 points and any boost in production could be a difference maker.

Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions - 3/8/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions also finished in the bottom half of the SWAC with a 6-12 record and an overall mark 8-24. The Golden Lions record tells the story with not enough points scored and too many allowed although scoring was far and away the top issue for this team with less then 57 points on 39% marksmanship making life difficult for any defense. UAPB allowed nearly 71 points which was near the middle of the pack nationally. The Golden Lions need their lineup to step up and at least approach 70 points with Ghiavonni Robinson needing to provide more then his eleven points. If Robinson can step up in the scoring department with five others averaging between 5-9 points with several needing to score in double figures.

The under is 9-4 in Arkansas-Pine Bluff last 13 neutral site games. Alabama A&M are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games overall. I don’t know what to say with both teams having conflicting numbers but Alabama A&M swept the season series and scores more so…

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