Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (7-22) vs. Jackson State Tigers (9-18)
March 3, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Jackson State Tigers -9.5 / Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions +9.5; Over/Under: -129.5
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The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions and Jackson State Tigers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Jackson State Tigers need a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions are averaging 65.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Shawn Williams is averaging 16.6 points and 2.3 rebounds, while Dequan Morris is averaging 14.4 points and 4 rebounds. Kylen Milton is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Brown is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.7 rebounds per game.
The Jackson State Tigers are averaging 59.9 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Gabe Watson is averaging 14.9 points and 2.4 rebounds, while Jayveous McKinnis is averaging 11.9 points and 10 rebounds. Chance Moore is grabbing 1.9 rebounds and Jonas James III is dishing 3 assists. The Jackson State Tigers are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The Jackson State Tigers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The Golden Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The over is 5-0 in Golden Lions last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 overall.
I’m not running to the window to lay chalk with the Jackson State Tigers, but this line and pick is an indication of how bad the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions are. Arkansas-Pine Bluff loses by an average of 11.7 points on the season and loses by an average of 20.2 points on the road. It’s Jackson State or pass, as Arkansas-Pine Bluff is one of the worst teams in the country.