Texas Southern Tigers vs. UAPB Golden Lions ATS Odds

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SWAC foes will battle when the UAPB Golden Lions (9-19, 9-5 SWAC) meet the Texas Southern Tigers (8-18, 8-5 SWAC) at H.O. Clemmons Arena. Action gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 19, 2018.

Texas Southern Tigers vs. UAPB Golden Lions Odds Preview

The Tigers won a close one over the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils in their last matchup, 72-71. With 17 points and 12 rebounds, Derrick Bruce put together a good performance for Texas Southern. Texas Southern’s free throw rate was their biggest strength over Mississippi Valley State. The Tigers had a rate of 0.276 (matching their season average), while the Delta Devils posted a mark of 0.063 (below their season average of 0.190). The last time the Golden Lions played, they were defeated by the Prairie View A&M Panthers, 76-71. Travon Harper was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting. Prairie View A&M had a better free throw rate (0.234 vs. 0.155). UAPB, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.534 vs. 0.477). It will be a showdown of opposite tempos as the up-and-down Tigers (ranked 51st in the nation in possessions per game) will look to push the more grind-it-out Golden Lions (264th in possessions per game). Donte Clark has been exceptional over the last five games for Texas Southern, averaging 23.2 points and 1.8 steals per game. These teams have already met once this season. The Golden Lions won 74-72. UAPB’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Texas Southern. The Golden Lions had a rate of 0.483 while the Tigers posted a mark of 0.395. Charles Jackson had a standout performance in the victory, putting up 25 points and seven rebounds.

Texas Southern Tigers vs. UAPB Golden Lions Betting Prediction

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – UAPB, ATS Winner – UAPB, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Golden Lions rank 194th in assists allowed per game (14.5) while the Tigers rank 248th (16.1).
  • UAPB ranks 24th in steals per game (7.8) while Texas Southern ranks 185th (5.3).
  • The Tigers rank 134th in rebounds per game (35.8) while the Golden Lions rank 288th (28.8).
  • UAPB ranks second in blocks allowed per game (1.9) while Texas Southern ranks 152nd (3.9).

Betting Trends:

  • The Golden Lions average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.6, down from 8.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 78.4 points per game (3.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 80.4 points per game (1.3 below their season average).