Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (3-18) at Jackson State Tigers (8-5)
College Basketball: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Williams Center)
The Line: Jackson State Tigers +8 -- Over/Under: 128.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions and the Jackson State Tigers meet Monday in college basketball action from Williams Assembly Center.
AR-Pine Bluff enters this one at 3-19 so far. The Lions have lost 11 straight games, most recently to Texas Southern. As for Jackson State, they’re 8-5 this year. The Tigers have won eight straight games, most recently over MS Valley State. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
AR-Pine Bluff stumbled to a 1-8 start with a lone win over Arkansas State. After wins over MS Valley State and Alabama State, the Lions have since fallen in 11 straight games. The most recent two losses came to Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern.
In the 79-65 loss to Texas Southern, AR-Pine Bluff’s Dequan Morris put up 15 points with six rebounds. Nicholas Jones added 13 points with two rebounds, and Shaun Doss had 12 points with four rebounds in 36 minutes.
Over on the Tigers’ side, they fell to 0-5 through their first quintet of games, but haven’t lost since. Jackson State has wins over Alabama State, Grambling, MS Valley State, AR-Pine Bluff, Alcorn State, Southern, Grambling and MS Valley State in their last 11 games.
In the 68-54 win over MS Valley State on Saturday, Jackson State’s Tristan Jarrett put up 17 points with three rebounds. Jayveous McKinnis had 16 points with 10 rebounds and two boards, and Jonas James had 16 points and nine rebounds.
The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 as a favorite. AR-Pine Bluff is 4-1 ATS in the last five as a home underdog and the under is 5-0 in their last five Monday games.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and the under is 4-1 in their last five overall. The under is 20-7 in Jackson State’s last 27 Monday games and 22-6 in their last 28 as a favorite.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Jackson State here. The Tigers have been solid on defense during this win streak, allowing 66 or fewer points in each game. The last time these teams met up was a 63-55 win for Jackson State back on February 1. This should be a pretty interesting rematch but I like the Tigers to eke out a cover.