Looking to win big? The Golden Lions and Tigers face off at 8:30 ET on None. The Tigers are hosting the game at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, MS. This Southwestern Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 153.5 points, and Jackson State is favored to win by -8 at home vs. UAPB.


The Pick: UAPB Golden Lions +8

This game will be played at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, March 7th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Jackson State winning straight-up, we like UAPB at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can the Golden Lions Grab a Win in Jackson?

UAPB is coming off a 78-69 win over Mississippi Valley State, and the Golden Lions are 13-16 overall this season. They are 9-8 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play and 4-8 in non-conference games.

On the road, UAPB has gone 6-10 this season, and their average scoring margin is -10.2 points per game. As the underdog, the Golden Lions are 4-14 this season, and they are 6-2 when favored.

As the underdog this season, UAPB has an ATS record of 7-10-1. Their overall ATS mark is 9-16-1. On the road, the Golden Lions have gone 7-8-1 vs. the spread this year and are 4-6 over their last 10 road games.

The over/under record for UAPB this season is 15-11 and today's line of 153.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (155.5). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points compared to their season average of 156.5 points per game. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line.

In their recent matchup, the UAPB offense ended with 78 points against Mississippi Valley State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.2% and made 14 threes. Joe French led the scoring for the Golden Lions, contributing 21 points. Additionally, Rashad Williams chipped in with 21 points.

Currently, the Golden Lions' defense holds the 337th rank in the nation, allowing 80.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UAPB's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.8% this season.

Can the Tigers Please their Home Crowd?

Heading into today's game against UAPB, Jackson State is 13-16 overall and 9-6 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. At home, the Tigers are 5-3 this season, including a two-game win streak.

Over their last ten games at home, Jackson State is 7-3, and they are coming off a 79-74 win over Prairie View A&M. On the season, they have been favored in 15 of their 29 games, going 9-6 in those matchups.

As the favorite this season, Jackson State has gone 7-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 4-6 ATS. At home this season, Jackson State has a 4-4 ATS mark and is just 1-2 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games.

Today's over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Jackson State's games this year (145.9). So far, 20 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points and their over/under record in their last three games is 3-0.

The Jackson State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 79 points vs. Prairie View A&M. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.9% while connecting on 3 threes. Offensively, the Tigers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 355th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 212nd in terms of percentage and 262nd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Tigers' defense is nationally ranked 266th, allowing 75.7 points per game. Against Prairie View A&M in their most recent game, the Jackson State defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Prairie View A&M to hit 46% of their shots.