Looking to win big? The Braves and Golden Lions face off at 3:35 ET on HBCU. The Golden Lions are hosting the game at H. O. Clemmons Arena in Pine Bluff, AR. The over/under for this Southwestern Athletic conference contest is set at 159 points, with UAPB being favored by -2 at home against Alcorn State.

ALCORN STATE BRAVES VS UAPB GOLDEN LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UAPB Golden Lions -2

This game will be played at H. O. Clemmons Arena at 3:35 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE UAPB GOLDEN LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Golden Lions.
  • Not only will UAPB pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 159 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will Alcorn State Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

Alcorn State has struggled this season, posting a 5-17 overall record and a 4-4 mark in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. The Braves are just 1-13 outside of their league, including a 3-14 record on the road.

Despite their struggles, Alcorn State has won two straight games away from home, and they will look to build off that momentum against UAPB. The Braves have gone 3-2 this season as the underdog, and they are 1-14 in that role.

As the underdog, Alcorn State has gone 6-9 against the spread this season. However, their ATS mark improves to 9-11 overall. On the road, the Braves have an 8-9 ATS record, including going 3-0 ATS in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Alcorn State has a 4-6 ATS mark.

So far this season, the over/under record for Alcorn State games is 12-8 and today's line of 159 is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 147.1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-1. For the year, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line of 159.

In their recent matchup, the Alcorn State offense ended with 67 points against Grambling State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49% and made 3 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jeremiah Kendall, who is averaging 16.3 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Jeremiah Gambrell also maintains a PPG average of 11.8 heading into game.

Currently, the Braves' defense holds the 323rd rank in the nation, allowing 81.4 points per game. Against Grambling State in their most recent game, the Alcorn State defense gave up a total of 78 points while allowing Grambling State to hit 49% of their shots.

Can the UAPB Offense Score Enough at Home?

UAPB has struggled on the road this season, going just 5-9, compared to a 2-3 record at home. They come into this game with an overall record of 10-12 and a 6-4 mark in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

After suffering a 75-74 loss to Prairie View A&M, UAPB will look to bounce back and improve on their 4-2 record as the favorite this season. So far, they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 home games.

As the favorite, UAPB has struggled against the spread this season, going just 1-5. Their overall ATS mark is 7-11-1, and their home ATS record is 1-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Lions have gone just 1-9 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for UAPB games is 13-6, and today's over/under line of 159 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (156.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

The UAPB offense is coming off a game where they scored 74 points against Prairie View A&M. They posted a field goal percentage of 49% and connected on 9 threes. Rashad Williams led the scoring for the Golden Lions, contributing 28 points. Additionally, Ismael Plet chipped in with 10 points.

Facing Alcorn State, UAPB aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 83.9 points allowed per game (336th). UAPB will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Prairie View A&M to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.