Texas Southern Tigers vs. UAPB Golden Lions Free Prediction 02/24/20

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The UAPB Golden Lions (3-23, 2-12 SWAC) welcome the Texas Southern Tigers (13-13, 10-3 SWAC) to H.O. Clemmons Arena. The Golden Lions will attempt to snap their 11-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Texas Southern Tigers vs. UAPB Golden Lions Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Golden Lions fell to the Prairie View A&M Panthers, 69-61, while the Tigers edged the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, 94-92.

The Tigers had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.509 (above their season average of 0.271) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.632 (above their season average of 0.451). UAPB, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.5 (above their season average of 26.7). Terrance Banyard led the way for UAPB, recording 13 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Texas Southern received a boost from Justin Hopkins, who recorded 24 points and 10 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Yahuza Rasas led the Tigers to a 68-57 win. He notched a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Texas Southern’s rebounding was their biggest advantage. The Tigers had more offensive rebounds (19 vs. 12), defensive rebounds (26 vs. 13) and total rebounds (45 vs. 25).

It will be a showdown of conflicting paces as the fast-paced Tigers (ranked 16th in the country in possessions per game) will look to push the more methodical Golden Lions (329th in possessions per game).

Texas Southern at UAPB ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Texas Southern, ATS Winner – Texas Southern, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Texas Southern ranks 54th in rebounds per game (38.3) while UAPB ranks 293rd (31.3).
  • The Tigers rank 225th in assists per game (11.6) while the Golden Lions rank 270th (9.3).
  • Texas Southern ranks 287th in three pointers attempted per game (17.6) while UAPB ranks 322nd (13.9).
  • The Golden Lions rank 24th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Tigers rank 166th (4.0).
  • UAPB ranks 66th in steals per game (7.3) while Texas Southern ranks 203rd in steals allowed per game (7.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 75.6 points per game (3.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 78.6 points per game (2.3 above their season average).
  • The Golden Lions’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.4, down from 15.3 for the season.