Alabama A&M vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1/2/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Alabama A&M vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1/2/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds player photo
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The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions and Alabama A&M Bulldogs meet Monday in college basketball action at the T.M. Elmore Gymnasium. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions look for their fifth win. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs look for their fifth win.

The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions are averaging 64.1 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Shaun Doss Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Chris Greene is averaging 11.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Kylen Milton is the third double-digit scorer and Ishmael Plet is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are averaging 71.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Garrett Hicks is averaging 15.4 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Dailin Smith is averaging 11.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Messiah Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Tucker is dishing 2.3 assists. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.3 rebounds per game.

The Golden Lions are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulldogs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Lions last 5 overall. The over is 13-6 in Bulldogs last 19 overall. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

These are two bad teams, so I wouldn't be eager to back either side. However, the fact the Alabama A&M Bulldogs are decent sized favorites tells you all you need to know about Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions have gotten smacked on the road, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 21.1 points. If Alabama A&M can't win this game at home, something is wrong. It's the Bulldogs or pass for me.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Alabama A&M Bulldogs -6