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Alabama State vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1/4/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (4-10) vs. Alabama State Hornets (3-11)
January 4, 2023 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Alabama State Hornets -4 / Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions +4; Over/Under: +139.5
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The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions and the Alabama State Hornets meet in college basketball action from the Dunn-Oliver Acadome on Wednesday night.

The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions will try to bounce back from a 66-59 loss to Alabama A&M last time out. Shaun Doss Jr. has a team-high 16.6 PPG with 4.2 RPG while Kylen Milton has 11 PPG with a team-high 4.9 APG and Chris Greene has 11.1 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for UAPB. Ismael Plet has a team-high 6.4 RPG to lead the Golden Lions on the glass. As a team, Arkansas-Pine Bluff is averaging 63.7 PPG on 38% shooting from the field, 29.6% from three and 69.7% from the foul line this season

The Alabama State Hornets will look to build on a 70-61 win over Mississippi Valley State last time out. Isaiah Range leads the Hornets in scoring with 14.4 PPG while TJ Madlock has 12.3 PPG with a team-high 6.3 RPG and 3.1 APG to lead the Hornets in rebounding and assists as the only other double-digit scorer for Alabama State so far this season. As a team, Alabama State is averaging 63.7 PPG on 357% shooting from the field, 33.1% from three and 70.6% from the foul line this season.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Alabama State is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 9-2 in their last 11 games overall.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m taking Alabama State here. Neither of these teams have been anything special, but UAPB’s only beaten subdivision opponents this season. Alabama State has covers over Memphis, Duquesne and Pitt and right now they just look like the better team. I’ll side with Alabama State here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Alabama State -4

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