Planning on watching today's Golden Lions and Tigers game? Catch the action at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center in Grambling, LA, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on None. The over/under for this game is set at 145.5 points, and Grambling State is favored by -6.5 vs. UAPB in a Southwestern Athletic conference matchup.

UAPB GOLDEN LIONS VS GRAMBLING STATE TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Grambling State Tigers -6.5

This game will be played at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center at 8:30 ET on Monday, January 29th.

WHY BET THE GRAMBLING STATE TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Grambling State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Do the Golden Lions Stand a Chance in Grambling?

UAPB has struggled on the road this season, going 3-8 away from home. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Golden Lions are just 2-8. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -16.5 points per game.

As underdogs this season, UAPB is just 2-9. They have been the underdog in 11 of their 19 games so far this season. In their last game, the Golden Lions lost to Southern by a score of 80-66.

As the underdog, UAPB has gone just 4-6-1 against the spread this season and they are 1-4 at home vs. the spread. On the road, the Golden Lions have an ATS mark of 4-6-1 and they are just 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, UAPB has an ATS record of 3-6-1.

So far this season, the over/under record for UAPB games is 11-5. The average over/under line in their games is 157.7 and today's line of 145.5 is lower than that. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 163 points.

The UAPB offense is coming off a game in which they scored 66 points vs. Southern. Overall their field goal percentage was 34.6% while connecting on 4 threes. The team's scoring leader is Rashad Williams, who holds an average of 17.7 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Kylen Milton is averaging 18.7 points per game this season.

Looking at the UAPB defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 85.4 points per game (321st). On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Grambling State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.5%.

Will Grambling State Win at Home?

Grambling State comes into this game with a record of 8-11 and has won four straight games. They are 5-1 in Southwestern Athletic Conference games and 3-10 in non-conference matchups.

On the season, the Tigers have gone 3-3 at home and have an average scoring margin of +.5. They have won two straight games at home and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

As the favorite, Grambling State has gone 2-2 vs. the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is just 2-4 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 7-3.

Today's over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Grambling State's games this season (136.6). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 119 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Grambling State offense tallied 54 points in a matchup against Mississippi Valley State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 34.7%, and they made 3 threes. Leading Grambling State in scoring vs. Mississippi Valley State was Antwan Barnett with his 14 points. Tra'Michael Moton also added 12 points for the Tigers.

In terms of defense, Grambling State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.2 points per game. The Grambling State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 46 points and allowed Mississippi Valley State to connect on 3 threes.