Check out our free Texas Southern vs UAPB pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Pine Bluff. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Texas Southern vs UAPB Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Golden Lions Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas Southern Tigers at UAPB Golden Lions
- Where: Pine Bluff at H. O. Clemmons Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: Texas Southern -5, TXS -230 | ARPB +181 O/U 140.0
Texas Southern heads into this matchup having played 15 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-11. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 1-8. This season, Texas Southern has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 1-3. For today’s contest, Texas Southern has a betting line set -5 points in their favor.
Texas Southern’s leading scorer this season is Davon Barnes, who is averaging 14.62 points per contest. So far, Barnes has accounted for 18.81% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.23 rebounds per game and 1.69 assists. John Walker III is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 11.67 points per game. Between him and III, they are accounting for 36.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 258th in college basketball at 69.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 393rd in the NCAA.
Golden Lions Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Texas Southern, the UAPB Golden Lions will be taking the floor for the 16th time this season and have an overall record of 4-11. So far this season, UAPB has played 4 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-0. For the season, UAPB has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 0-11. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Lions being +5 point underdogs.
UAPB’s leading scorer this season is Shaun Doss, who is averaging 16.33 points per contest. So far, Doss has accounted for 25.93% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.4 rebounds per game and 2.2 assists. Kylen Milton is the second leading scorer for the Golden Lions, averaging 11.53 points per game. Between him and Milton, they are accounting for 44.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UAPB this season, as they are currently ranked 349th in college basketball at 66.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Lions’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.0%, placing them 462nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: UAPB Golden Lions +5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Texas Southern Tigers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5. However, we anticipate UAPB putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Tigers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Golden Lions to cover.
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