Jackson State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff- 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jackson State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff- 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-24) at Jackson State (11-17)

College Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Williams Center)

The Line: Jackson State Tigers -11 -- Over/Under: 117 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions (4-24, CONF 3-13) and Jackson State Tigers (11-17, CONF 8-7) face off in a Southwestern Athletic Conference showdown at the Williams Assembly Center. Jackson State beat the Golden Lions 49-45 earlier this season. 

Arkansas Pine Bluff has had all kinds of issues this season but they did win a game two games ago. Against  Texas Southern, Arkansas Pine Bluff were seven point underdogs, but they were able to get a win in overtime by two points. 

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Arkansas Pine Bluff likes to play a slower pace of play, but they are sometimes forced to do that because of how bad their offense has been. Overall this season the Golden Lions are averaging only 52.3 points while shooting 39 percent from the field. 

Arkansas Pine Bluff is led by Markedric Bell who is averaging 10.7 points while shooting 38.8 percent from the field. 

Jackson State has also had a lot of issues this season, and coming into this game they have lost three of the last four games. In the last game against Mississippi Valley State they offense put up 87 points and that was enough to come away with a win. 

At home this season Jackson State has a 7-3 record and the biggest reason has been the defense giving up 64.4 points. 

The Tigers are led by Tristan Jarrett who is averaging 17.5 points while shooting 38.6 percent from the field. In Jackson State’s last game Jarrett put up 27 points but he was 0-5 from deep. 

In the first game for Jackson State against the GOlden Lions earlier this season it was the defense that locked down giving up only 45 points. If Jackson State’s defense is strong in this game, they should be in good shape to come away with a win. 

The under is 20-7 in Arkansas Pine Bluff’s last 27 road games. The under is 20-8 in Arkansas Pine Bluff’s last 28 games overall.

Jackson State’s defense was elite in the first meeting against the Golden Lions and it’s going to happen again in this game. Look for the Tigers defense to lock down, which will be enough for a win and cover of the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Jackson State -11

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