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Golden Lions vs Delta Devils College Hoops Game Preview

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden LionsMiss Valley State Delta Devils
March 9, 9:00 PM | Special Events Center

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Miss Valley State Delta Devils Odds

11-21TEAM RECORD19-12

Miss Valley State looks to cover the Delta Devils-Golden Lions pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 19-12 mark when they host Arkansas-Pine Bluff in college basketball action.

It's a game in the SWAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Special Events Center).

Miss Valley State will face the 11-21 Golden Lions, who own a 4-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Delta Devils are 2-3-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Lions are 4-4 favoring the OVER.

View Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs Miss Valley State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 156-ranked Delta Devils and the No. 310-rated Golden Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-59 win for the Delta Devils on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miss Valley State's No. 156-ranked scoring average of 68.8 PPG, against a Golden Lions defense rated No. 236 and allowing 69.4 PPG. The Delta Devils FG% has averaged 40.2% to date this season, less than the Golden Lions shooters have managed so far (41.2% per game).

Defensively, Arkansas-Pine Bluff features the nation's No. 181-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Miss Valley State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Arkansas-Pine Bluff, they were a 60-56 winner as they battled Alabama State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. Mitchell Anderson scored 16 points leading the Golden Lions to a 60-56 victory over Alabama State at Special Events Center on Thursday.

In their last action, Miss Valley State was a 63-60 winner at home against Jackson State. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Miss Valley State got 15 points from Paul Crosby en route to a 63-60 victory over Jackson State on Wednesday at Special Events Center.