Alcorn State vs UAPB Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The Alcorn State Braves (17-12, 14-3 SWAC) will look to continue a five-game road winning streak when squaring off against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (10-20, 6-11 SWAC) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at H.O. Clemmons Arena, airing at 6:30 PM ET.

Saturday’s matchup between the Braves and the Golden Lions features the Braves as 3-point favorites. The game’s over/under is 143.

Alcorn State vs. UAPB Odds

Point Spread for Alcorn State vs. UAPB

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing Alcorn State as the favorite.

Alcorn State vs. UAPB Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Alcorn State has -150 odds to pick up the win, while UAPB is listed at +128 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 143 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Arena: H.O. Clemmons Arena

Alcorn State vs. UAPB Betting Trends

Alcorn State has 14 wins against the spread in 29 games this season. The Braves have been chosen as favorites in 12 games this year and have walked away with the win 10 times (83.3%) in those games. Alcorn State’s games this year have gone over the total in 16 out of 27 opportunities (59.3%).

UAPB has 13 wins against the spread in 27 games this year. The Golden Lions are 4-14 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 22.2% of those games). UAPB has hit the over 48.1% of the time this year (13 of 27 games with a set point total).

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Alcorn State vs. UAPB Key Players to Watch

Alcorn State

Byron Joshua paces his squad in assists per contest (4.1), and also puts up 10.5 points and 3.7 rebounds. At the other end, he averages 1.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Jeremiah Kendall paces his squad in rebounds per game (7), and also averages 11.5 points and 0.5 assists. Defensively, he delivers 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Dominic Brewton puts up a team-best 12.3 points per game. He is also putting up 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists, shooting 40.6% from the field. Dekedran Thorn averages 8.9 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

UAPB

Shaun Doss leads the Golden Lions in scoring (17.8 points per game), and posts 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists. He also posts 1.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Kylen Milton is registering a team-best 4.3 assists per game. He’s also producing 13.2 points and 4 rebounds, sinking 36.4% of his shots from the floor, and 30.3% from beyond the arc resulting in 1 treys per game. Chris Greene gives the Golden Lions 11.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Ismael Plet tops the Golden Lions in rebounding (5.2 per game), and posts 4.8 points and 0.2 assists. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Alcorn State Braves

Alcorn State has covered eight times in 17 matchups with a spread in conference play this season. This year, the Braves are posting 68.5 points per game (268th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 71.2 points per contest (214th-ranked). Alcorn State is grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game (212th-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 30.9 rebounds per contest (173rd-ranked).

The Braves are posting 76.8 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 64.8 points per contest. In terms of threes, Alcorn State has been inefficient, as it ranks 14th-worst in college basketball in treys made (5.2 per game) and ninth-worst in three-point percentage (29.6%). The Braves are giving up 7.5 threes per game (213th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 34.3% three-point percentage (212th-ranked).

The Braves have gone 8-2 over their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. Alcorn State has gone over the total in six of its past 10 games. Alcorn State has seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 73 points per game in its last 10 outings, 4.5 points more than the 68.5 it has scored this year. Alcorn State has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor recently, giving up 69.1 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 71.2 it has surrendered per game this year.

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What you need to know about the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions

UAPB and its opponents have combined to hit the over nine out of 17 times this year in SWAC action. Offensively the Golden Lions are the 298th-ranked squad in the country (67.2 points per game). Defensively they are 181st (70 points conceded per game). With 31.2 rebounds per game and 33.6 rebounds conceded, UAPB is 218th and 319th in college basketball, respectively.

The Golden Lions are scoring more points at home (73.3 per game) than on the road (63.2). At 7.9 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.2% from beyond the arc, UAPB is 118th and 293rd in the nation, respectively, in those categories. Giving up 6.4 3-pointers per game and conceding 32.9% from downtown, the Golden Lions are 76th and 122nd in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Golden Lions are 3-7 against the spread and 1-9 overall over their past 10 contests. Seven of UAPB’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. UAPB has performed better offensively in its previous 10 games, scoring 71.9 points per contest, 4.7 more than its season average of 67.2. In their last 10 games, the Golden Lions are ceding 74.7 points per contest, 4.7 more points than their season average (70).

Alcorn State vs. UAPB Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Alcorn State, and we expect that UAPB will cover the spread (Alcorn State -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 143 points.

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How to bet Alcorn State vs. UAPB

You can bet on Alcorn State vs. UAPB at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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