The Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions and Minnesota Golden Gophers face off on Tuesday night in a college basketball showdown at Williams Arena. Here is our Arkansas Pine Bluff vs Minnesota Prediction.
This Minnesota Team is Still Bad
The Golden Gophers come into this game with a 3-1 record overall but they really should be 4-0. Minnesota was outscored by Missouri 38-30 in the second half and they ended up winning by two points. In the last game against USC Upstate, Minnesota gave up only 53 points and that ended up leading to the 14 point victory. Dawson Garcia had a strong game putting up 14 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Minnesota on the season is averaging 79.3 points while thier defense is giving up 64.8 points per game.
Can Arkansas Pine Bluff Defense Step Up?
Arkansas Pine Bluff already has three wins this season, but in the last game they really struggled. In the last game against Incarnate Word, the defense gave up 100 points and they ended up losing by 19 points. Kylen Milton was the top player putting up 17 points, six assists and one rebound. On the season Arkansas Pine Bluff is averaging 94.6 points while thier defense is giving up 85 points per game. The offense is ranked 11th in the league and they are going to need the offense to be good here.
Shane’s Free Pick
Arkansas Pine Bluff has proven they are a good offensive team and I am not sold on this Minnesota offense being actually that good. Far too often they go through four or five-minute stretches where they struggle to score. Arkansas Pine Bluff is going to have no issue running up the score and they are going to keep this game close. Back Arkansas Pine Bluff against the spread.