Southern Jaguars vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions Preview
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Southern Jaguars Odds
The Southern Jaguars will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions at Clark Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
This season, the Jaguars are 10-6 overall and 3-0 ATS ATS, while the Golden Lions are 4-11 and 0-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Southern boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 1-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jaguars at No. 65 and the Golden Lions at No. 264 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-50 result in favor of the Jaguars.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern's No. 201-ranked scoring average of 66.5 PPG, against a Golden Lions defense rated No. 240 and allowing 69.5 PPG. The Jaguars FG% has averaged 43.1% to date this season, more than the Golden Lions shooters have managed so far (37% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas-Pine Bluff owns the country's No. 212-rated mark, allowing 72.3 points per game on the highway. Southern, on the other hand, rates No. 228 in scoring at home.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff was a 77-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Alabama A&M. Alabama A&M got 16 points from Demarquelle Tabb but lost anyway, 77-61, to Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday at Elmore Gymnasium.
Last time out for Southern, they were an 80-67 winner as they battled Jackson State on the road. Malcolm Miller went off for 28 points and added 9 rebounds, leading Southern over Jackson State, 80-67, on Tuesday at Williams Center.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Alcorn State, Monday, January 14
Southern home to Miss Valley State, Monday, January 14