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Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions face Alcorn State Braves: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden LionsAlcorn State Braves
Jan 14, 8:30 PM | Whitney Complex

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Alcorn State Braves Odds

4-12TEAM RECORD6-14

The Alcorn State Braves will hit the floor running against the visiting Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions Monday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Golden Lions will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 0-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Braves are 1-1 ATS. Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 1-1 on the totals; Alcorn State is 0-1.

View Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs Alcorn State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 250 and the Golden Lions at No. 264 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 57-49 result in favor of the Braves.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Alcorn State's No. 324 nationally ranked offense (59 points per game) against a Golden Lions defense that sits as the No. 266 at 70.4 PPG. The Braves have been averaging 39.2% from the field, more than the Golden Lions have managed so far this season (36.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas-Pine Bluff owns the country's No. 232-rated mark, allowing 73.2 points per game on the highway. Alcorn State, on the other hand, rates No. 297 in scoring at home.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff was an 84-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern. Arkansas-Pine Bluff was run off the court by the Jaguars on Saturday as Southern routed them 84-50 at Clark Center.

Alcorn State won its last outing, a 72-67 result against Miss Valley State on January 12. Marquiz Baker scored 27 points for Alcorn State on Saturday, leading the Braves to a 72-67 win over Miss Valley State at Whitney Complex.

Next up:
Arkansas-Pine Bluff home to Texas Southern, Saturday, January 19
Alcorn State at Alabama A&M, Saturday, January 19

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