Jackson State vs. UAPB Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, February 12, 2024

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The Jackson State Tigers (9-14, 5-5 SWAC) hit the court against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (10-13, 5-5 SWAC) on Monday at 8:30 PM ET in SWAC action.

Monday’s matchup between the Tigers and the Golden Lions features a tight line of Jackson State -1.5. The matchup’s point total is 156.

Jackson State vs. UAPB Odds

Point Spread for Jackson State vs. UAPB

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Jackson State as the favorite.

Jackson State vs. UAPB Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Jackson State has -122 odds to pick up the win, while UAPB is listed at +102 to claim victory.

Jackson State vs. UAPB Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 156 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, February 12, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Arena: H. O. Clemmons Arena

Jackson State vs. UAPB Betting Trends

Jackson State has 12 wins against the spread in 23 games this year. The Tigers have been favorites in 12 games this season and have come away with the win six times (50%) in those contests. Jackson State’s games this year have gone over the point total 12 times in 19 opportunities (63.2%).

UAPB has six wins against the spread in 19 games this season. The Golden Lions have been the moneyline underdog nine total times this season. They’ve gone 2-7 in those games. UAPB has eclipsed the over/under 68.4% of the time this season (13 of 19 games with a set point total).

Jackson State vs. UAPB Key Players to Watch

Jackson State

Ken Evans leads the Tigers at 18.6 points per contest, while also averaging 2.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds. Jordan O’Neal posts 12.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, shooting 60.8% from the floor. Chase Adams is tops on his team in assists per game (4.5), and also averages 9.8 points and 2.8 rebounds. Defensively, he tallies 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Zeke Cook averages a team-high 7.2 rebounds per game. He is also averaging 6.5 points and 1.1 assists, shooting 37.6% from the field.

UAPB

Kylen Milton is the Golden Lions’ top scorer (18.6 points per game) and assist man (3.0), and delivers 6.2 rebounds. Rashad Williams leads the Golden Lions in assists (3.4 per game), and posts 17.3 points and 1.7 rebounds. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.0 blocked shots. The Golden Lions receive 14.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Joe French. Lonnell Martin Jr. gives the Golden Lions 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

What you need to know about the Jackson State Tigers

So far this season, four out of Jackson State’s 10 SWAC games have gone over the point total. With 70.6 points per game on offense, the Tigers rank 269th in the country. At the other end of the court, they surrender 77.2 points per contest, which ranks 315th in college basketball. When it comes to rebounding, it’s been a dominant stretch for Jackson State, who is averaging rebounds per game (best in college basketball) and allowing boards per contest (best).

The Tigers are averaging 69.6 points per game this season in home games, which is 0.8 fewer points than they’re averaging in road games (70.4). Jackson State is making 6.7 treys per game (250th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 32.2% shooting percentage (266th-ranked) from downtown. This year, the Tigers are allowing 8.2 threes per game (313th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 35.7% (291st-ranked) from three-point land.

The Tigers have gone 5-5 in their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. Four of Jackson State’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. Jackson State has been scoring 73.0 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 70.6 it has scored over the course of the 2023-24 campaign. Jackson State has been more stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, allowing 72.6 points per game during its last 10 contests compared to the 77.2 points per game its opponents average over the 2023-24 season.

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

UAPB’s conference games have gone over the point total four out of 10 times this year. The Golden Lions are 29th in college basketball in points scored (81.5 per game) and -3-worst in points conceded (83.2). On the boards, UAPB is best in the nation in rebounds ( per game). It is best in rebounds allowed ( per game).

At home the Golden Lions are putting up 88.4 points per game, 12.2 more than they are averaging on the road (76.2). Beyond the arc, UAPB is fifth-best in the country in 3-pointers made per game at 10.7. And it is 21st-best in 3-point percentage at 37.8%. The Golden Lions are 142nd in the country in 3-pointers allowed (6.7 per game) and 134th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.0%).

The Golden Lions are 4-6 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their last 10 contests. Four of UAPB’s past 10 outings have hit the over. In its last 10 games, UAPB is averaging 74.4 points per game, 7.1 fewer points than its season average (81.5). The Golden Lions are ceding 75.2 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 8.0 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (83.2).

Jackson State vs. UAPB Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is UAPB, and we project that UAPB will cover the spread (Jackson State -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 156 points.

How to bet Jackson State vs. UAPB

You can bet on Jackson 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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