UAPB vs Jackson State Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (10-19, 6-10 SWAC) will try to stop a seven-game losing skid when hosting the Jackson State Tigers (11-18, 10-6 SWAC) at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at H.O. Clemmons Arena. The contest airs on HBCUGo.

The Golden Lions are currently small 2.5-point favorites over the Tigers. The game’s over/under is 142.5.

UAPB vs. Jackson State Odds

Point Spread for UAPB vs. Jackson State

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing UAPB as the favorite.

UAPB vs. Jackson State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UAPB has -146 odds to pick up the win, while Jackson State is listed at +123 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 142.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: HBCUGo
  • Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Arena: H.O. Clemmons Arena

UAPB vs. Jackson State Betting Trends

UAPB has played 26 games, with 13 wins against the spread. The Golden Lions have been favorites in five games this season and have come away with the win two times (40%) in those contests. UAPB’s games this year have gone over the total in 13 out of 29 opportunities (44.8%).

Against the spread, Jackson State is 16-13-0 this season. The Tigers are 3-15 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 16.7% of those games). Jackson State’s games this season have hit the over 37.9% of the time (11 out of 29 games with a set point total).

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UAPB vs. Jackson State Key Players to Watch


Shaun Doss paces his team in both points (17.8) and assists (2.2) per game, and also averages 4.8 rebounds. Defensively, he averages 1.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Kylen Milton puts up a team-high 4.2 assists per game. He is also averaging 12.9 points and 4 rebounds, shooting 36% from the field. Chris Greene averages 11.9 points, 4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, shooting 41.8% from the field and 37.2% from downtown with 2.4 made 3-pointers per contest. Ismael Plet averages a team-best 5.4 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 5 points and 0.3 assists, shooting 52.8% from the field.

Jackson State

Ken Evans gets the Tigers 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. He also puts up 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Tigers get 8.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2 assists per game from Romelle Mansel. Coltie Young is the Tigers’ top scorer (11.1 points per game), and he contributes 0.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds. Zeke Cook gets the Tigers 7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

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

UAPB has put together an 8-8-0 ATS record in conference action so far this year. On offense, the Golden Lions are scoring 67.3 points per game (293rd-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 70.1 points per contest at the other end of the court (186th-ranked). With 31.4 rebounds per game, UAPB ranks 203rd in the country. It allows 33.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 315th in college basketball.

The Golden Lions are scoring 74.2 points per game at home. In away games, they are averaging 63.2 points per contest. UAPB ranks 120th in the nation with 7.9 treys per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 298th with a 32.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. With 6.4 three-pointers conceded per game, the Golden Lions are 73rd in the country. They are allowing a 32.3% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 93rd in college basketball.

The Golden Lions are 4-6 against the spread and 2-8 overall over their past 10 contests. Seven of UAPB’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. UAPB’s offense has been improved over its last 10 games, racking up 71.8 points per contest compared to the 67.3 it has averaged this season. UAPB’s defense has been more porous lately, as the team has given up 73.5 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 70.1 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.

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What you need to know about the Jackson State Tigers

In Jackson State’s 16 chances this season in SWAC action, the combined scoring has gone over the point total five times. Offensively the Tigers are the 278th-ranked squad in the country (67.8 points per game). On defense they are 310th (74.8 points conceded per game). Jackson State collects 31.6 rebounds per game and give up 30.9 boards, ranking 186th and 171st, respectively, in the nation.

At home, the Tigers score 68.9 points per game. Away, they score 68.6. Beyond the arc, Jackson State is 284th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (6.4). It is 305th in 3-point percentage at 31.8%. Giving up 8.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 35.8% from beyond the arc, the Tigers are 285th and 303rd in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.

The Tigers have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their past 10 games. Jackson State has gone over the total in four of its past 10 games. While Jackson State is averaging 67.8 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark in its past 10 games, producing 70.5 a contest. In their last 10 games, the Tigers are giving up 69.8 points per contest, five fewer points than their season average (74.8).

UAPB vs. Jackson State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is UAPB, and we predict that Jackson State will cover the spread (UAPB -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 142.5 points.

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How to bet UAPB vs. Jackson State

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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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