Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (1-3) vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (3-0)
November 16, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -21.5 / Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions +21.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The AR-Pine Bluff Golden Lions and the Kent State Golden Flashes meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Kent State Mac Center. AR-Pine Bluff is 1-3 so far and coming off a loss to Mississippi State. As for Kent State, they’re sitting at 3-0 following their latest win over Portland. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
AR-Pine Bluff had a tough opener versus TCU but the Lions were leading for much of the game in an eventual 73-72 loss. After a win over Champion Christian in game two 87-55, AR-Pine Bluff fell again to Oklahoma 66-58 on Friday.
In their latest outing Sunday versus Mississippi State, the Lions took another big loss. AR-Pine Bluff was down 41-19 by halftime and didn’t get any closer in an 80-47 loss. Leading scorer Shaun Doss put up 15 points and six rebounds.
Over on the Kent State side, they started out the year with a matchup versus Northern Kentucky. The Flashes didn’t have much trouble in a 79-57 win. Likewise in game two versus Baldwin Wallace; Kent State secured a 76-55 victory.
In game three against Portland, the Flashes jumped out to a 38-24 lead by halftime. They were outscored from there but Kent State still secured a 77-65 win. Tops in scoring was Malique Jacobs with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists.
PICK: I suppose I’m staying with Kent State, but I’m not going near it. The Flashes have taken care of business so far, and they’re scoring well with 76 or more points in every game. Kent State shouldn’t have a whole lot of trouble putting up points here. As for AR-Pine Bluff, they haven’t quite been the same team over the last couple of games. The Lions hung around with Oklahoma but were drilled by Mississippi State. There’s a chance AR-Pine Bluff matches up well here and surprises everyone, but I don’t see it.