Check out our free UAPB vs Jackson State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Jackson. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
UAPB vs Jackson State Pick & Preview: Monday, February 6th Betting Odds
Golden Lions vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UAPB Golden Lions at Jackson State Tigers
- Where: Jackson at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center
- Date: Monday, February 6th
- Betting Odds: UAPB +3.5, ARPB +141 | JACKST -176 O/U 140.5
Golden Lions Preview:
Through 23 games, the UAPB Golden Lions have an overall record of 10-13. So far, the Golden Lions have played 14 games on the road, with a record of 2-12. For the season, UAPB has been the underdog in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 4-13. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Lions being +3.5 point underdogs.
UAPB’s leading scorer this season is Shaun Doss, who is averaging 17.22 points per contest. So far, Doss has accounted for 26.56% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.83 rebounds per game and 2.26 assists. Kylen Milton is the second leading scorer for the Golden Lions, averaging 13.22 points per game. Between him and Milton, they are accounting for 47.0% 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.
Jackson State will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs UAPB in order to snap their current 3 game losing streak. So far this season, Jackson State has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Jackson State has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.
Jackson State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Coltie Young who is averaging 10.52 points per game for the Tigers. Young is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of Ken Evans who has hit 33.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.55 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Jackson State this season, as they are currently ranked 455th in college basketball at 61.0 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 29.8%, placing them 476th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Jackson State Tigers -3.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Jackson State Tigers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3.5 point betting favorites. Although Jackson State as a team is just 398th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Golden Lions’ defense. In addition, the Tigers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Tigers to come out on top and cover.