Jackson State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff - 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jackson State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff - 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (4-24) at Jackson State Tigers (11-17)

College Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Williams Center)

The Line: Jackson State Tigers -11 -- Over/Under: 121

TV: UAPB SN

The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions and the Jackson State Tigers meet in college basketball action from Williams Assembly Center on Monday. 

Arkansas-Pine Bluff enters this one at 4-24 so far. After a recent 11-game losing streak, Arkansas-Pine Bluff got a win over Texas Southern, but lost their last outing on Saturday versus Grambling State. 

In the loss to Grambling State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Markedric Bell led the team on 26 points, 10 rebounds and two assists as the only Lions player in double-figures. The next-closest to him were Dequan Morris and Artavious McDyess, each with four points. 

Over on the Jackson State side, they’re 11-17 this year. After a three-game losing streak to Texas Southern, Prairie View and Grambling State, Jackson State got a win versus Mississippi Valley State their last time out. 

In the win over MS Valley State, Jackson State’s Tristan Jarrett led the way on 27 points with nine rebounds and three assists. Venjie Wallis added 19 points, five rebounds and three assists there, and Jayveous McKinnis had 11 points and 20 rebounds. 

Jackson State is 1-5 ATS in their last six Monday games and 4-1 ATS in the last five after a straight-up win. The under is 5-1 in Jackson State’s last six Monday games and 5-0 in the last five versus a team with a losing straight-up record. 

Meanwhile, AR-Pine Bluff is 0-4 ATS in their last four versus a team with a losing straight-up record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall. The under is 20-8 in AR-Pine Bluff’s last 28 overall and 20-7 in their last 27 road games. 

Obviously there’s not much to like about Arkansas-Pine Bluff these days. It’s rare to see them eclipse 70—or even 60—points, and the Golden Lions are so sketchy on offense that they’ve finished below 50 points in five of their last nine games. Yikes. 

As for Jackson State, they’re not powerhouses by any means either, but they’ve hit 74 or above in three of their last six outings so they can score under the correct circumstances. There’s very little to like here but I can’t find too many reasons not to take Jackson State. 

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Andrew’s Pick Jackson State Tigers -11

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.