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Texas Southern Tigers vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Feb 16, 2:30 PM | Health and PE Arena

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Texas Southern Tigers Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD11-14

Arkansas-Pine Bluff travels to Texas Southern on Saturday, hoping to boost its 12-13 record with a victory over the Tigers.

This season, the Tigers are 11-14 overall and 1-1 ATS ATS, while the Golden Lions are 12-13 and 1-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas Southern boasts a 1-0 on the OU, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 2-1.

View Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs Texas Southern Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 102-ranked Tigers and the No. 249-rated Golden Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-59 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Southern's No. 123 nationally ranked offense (69.6 points per game) against a Golden Lions defense that sits as the No. 207 at 67.6 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 43.3% from the field, more than the Golden Lions have managed so far this season (39% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas-Pine Bluff owns the country's No. 232-rated mark, allowing 72.1 points per game on the highway. Texas Southern, on the other hand, rates No. 36 in scoring at home.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff was an 80-52 winner in its last match at home against Alcorn State. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Golden Lions and Braves didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Alcorn State was handed an 80-52 defeat on Monday at K.L. Johnson Complex.

Texas Southern was an 80-52 winner in its last match on the road against Grambling State. Texas Southern cruised to victory on Monday, running Grambling State out of the gym and running up an 80-52 score at Hobdy Assembly Center.

Next up:
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Prairie View A&M, Monday, February 18
Texas Southern home to Miss Valley State, Monday, February 18