NCAA hoops odds preview - Miss Valley State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Miss Valley State Delta Devils vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions Odds
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Miss Valley State Delta Devils at K.L. Johnson Complex in NCAA basketball action.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff will face the 0-10 Delta Devils, who own a 1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Lions are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Delta Devils are 0-1 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 276 (Golden Lions) and the No. 308 (Delta Devils) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 44-42 result in favor of the Golden Lions has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arkansas-Pine Bluff has the nation's No. 345-rated offensive output, at 51.9 PPG. The visiting Delta Devils defense ranks No. 330 allowing on average 76.4 PPG. The Golden Lions FG% has averaged 34.7% so far, more than the Delta Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 33.3% per game.
Defensively, Miss Valley State features the nation's No. 279-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.
Miss Valley State lost its last outing, a 67-64 result against TCU on December 30. Miss Valley State suffered a 67-64 loss against TCU on Sunday, getting 17 points from Matt Smith in a losing effort at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff was a 62-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Chippewas grabbed a 62-45 win over the Golden Lions on Sunday, behind a 12-point effort from Kyle Randall at Haskins Center.
Miss Valley State home to Alabama A&M, Sunday, January 6
Arkansas-Pine Bluff home to Alabama State, Sunday, January 6