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Golden Lions vs Hornets College Hoops Game Preview

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden LionsAlabama State Hornets
Jan 9, 8:30 PM | ASU Acadome

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Alabama State Hornets Odds


Alabama State looks to cover the Hornets-Golden Lions pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 5-10 mark when they host Arkansas-Pine Bluff in college basketball action.

The Golden Lions will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 2-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hornets are 0-0 ATS. Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 3-3 against the total, while Alabama State is 0-0 versus the number.

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

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 301-ranked Hornets and the No. 336-rated Golden Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 55-47 win for the Hornets on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Alabama State has the nation's No. 317-rated offensive output, at 59.5 PPG. The visiting Golden Lions defense ranks No. 314 allowing on average 75 PPG. The Hornets FG% has averaged 37% so far, less than the Golden Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.2% per game.

Defensively, Arkansas-Pine Bluff features the nation's No. 258-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Alabama State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 186 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff was a 65-62 loser in its last match on the road against Alabama A&M. Lazabian Jackson scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Lions to a win (they lost 65-62 to Alabama A&M at Elmore Gymnasium on Saturday).

Alabama State was a 67-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Miss Valley State. Kenderek Washington scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Hornets to a win (they lost 67-60 to Miss Valley State at ASU Acadome on Saturday).

Next up:
Arkansas-Pine Bluff home to Southern, Saturday, January 14
Alabama State home to Alabama A&M, Saturday, January 14