Jackson State vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/12/24

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (10-13) vs Jackson State (9-13)

Game Info: Monday, February 12, 2024 at 8:30 pm (H.O. Clemmons Arena)

Betting Odds: Arkansas-Pine Bluff -1 -- Over/Under: 156.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Jackson State Tigers and the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions meet in college basketball action from the H.O. Clemmons Arena on Monday night. Two 5-5 SWAC teams go at it in this one, who comes out on top? Let’s dive in and find out with our Jackson State vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff Prediction.

Jackson State Team Preview

The Jackson State Tigers come into this one looking to build on their 77-69 win over Mississippi Valley State last time out. Ken Evans Jr. leads the Tigers in scoring with 18.6 PPG along with 5.1 RPG and 2.7 APG while Jordan O’Neal has 12.1 PPG with 5.7 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Jackson State so far this season. Zeke Cook has 7.2 RPG to lead the Tigers on the glass and Chase Adams has 9.8 PPG and a team-high 4.5 APG as well on the year. As a team, Jackson State is averaging 70.6 PPG on 40.7% shooting from the field, 32.2% from three and 70.7% from the foul line this season.

Arkansas Pine Bluff Team Preview

The Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions come into this one looking to shake off back-to-back losses after a 68-56 loss to Alcorn State last time out. Kylen Milton leads the Golden Lions in scoring with 18.6 PPG along with 6.2 RPG and 3 APG and Rashad Williams has 17.2 PPG with a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Golden Lions in the assist department up to this point in the year. Joe French has 14.9 PPG with 3.5 RPG and Lonnell Martin Jr. has 11 PPG with 3.5 RPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for UAPB up to this point in the year. Ismael Plet also has a team-high 7 RPG to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff on the glass. As a team, Arkansas-Pine Bluff is averaging 81.5 PPG on 45.3% shooting from the field, 37.9% from three and 76% from the foul line this season. Arkansas-Pine Bluff will face Alabama State after this game.

Jackson State vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff Prediction

I’m leaning towards Pine Bluff here. A win over Mississippi Valley State doesn’t really move the needle much for me with Jackson State and this is a Tigers team that was struggling offensively for the better part of conference play. The one thing that Jackson State does well is shoot free throws, but they get to the foul line at one of the lowest rates in the conference so they can’t even take advantage of that. Pine Bluff’s the more trustworthy offense and I don’t see enough of a difference defensively for it to matter for Jackson State. Give me Arkansas Pine Bluff.

Chris’s Pick Arkansas Pine Bluff -1

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