The Golden Lions and Jaguars are set to face off at 6:30 ET on None. The Jaguars will host the game at F. G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, LA. This Southwestern Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 155.5 points, and Southern is favored to win by -12 at home vs. UAPB.

UAPB GOLDEN LIONS VS SOUTHERN JAGUARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UAPB Golden Lions +12

This game will be played at F. G. Clark Activity Center at 6:30 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE UAPB GOLDEN LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Jaguars.
  • Even though we have Southern winning straight-up, we like UAPB at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Do the Golden Lions Have What it Takes on the Road?

UAPB comes into this game as a +12 underdog, and their record on the road this season is 3-7. Their average scoring margin on the road is -16.8, and they have gone 2-8 as an underdog.

Over their last 10 games on the road, the Golden Lions are 2-8, and they have gone 1-4 over their last five games on the road.

As the underdog, UAPB has gone just 4-5-1 against the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-5-1, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for UAPB games is 11-4, and today's line of 155.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (157.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 159 points, which is higher than today's OU line.

In their recent matchup, the UAPB offense ended with 76 points against Bethune-Cookman. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.1% and made 11 threes. Leading UAPB in scoring vs. Bethune-Cookman was Rashad Williams with his 22 points. Kylen Milton also added 19 points for the Golden Lions.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, UAPB is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 85.7 points per game (320th). In today's game vs. Southern, the UAPB defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, UAPB made 17 free-throws vs. the Golden Lions.

Will the Jaguars Live Up to Expectations at Home?

After losing their last two games, Southern will look to get back on track as they host UAPB. So far this season, the Jaguars have a record of 9-9 and are 3-2 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

At home, Southern has been dominant, going a perfect 3-0. Over their last 10 games at home, the Jaguars have gone 7-3. On the other hand, the Golden Lions have gone 3-9 on the road this season.

When looking at Southern's ATS record this season, they are currently 6-9. However, they have been perfect vs. the spread at home this year, going 3-0. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jaguars have an ATS mark of 5-5.

So far this season, the over/under record for Southern games is 7-8 and today's line of 155.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (146.9). This year, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

Most recently, the Southern offense finished with just 62 points vs. Grambling State. For the game, they hit 2/17 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 40%. Tai'reon Joseph is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 20.9. Meanwhile, Brandon Davis also brings a PPG average of 11 into the game.

On the defensive side, Southern is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. Grambling State, the Tigers finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 79 points vs. Southern.