UAPB Golden Lions at Alabama A&M Bulldogs Free Prediction 01/11/20

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The UAPB Golden Lions (2-11, 1-0 SWAC) will be at Elmore Gymnasium to square off with the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (4-9, 1-1 SWAC) in a SWAC matchup. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

UAPB Golden Lions vs. Alabama A&M Bulldogs Betting Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Bulldogs defeated the Jackson State Tigers 66-57, while the Golden Lions beat the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils 80-76.

UAPB dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 42.5 (above their season average of 24.5) and a free throw rate of 0.391 (above their season average of 0.184). For those same stats, Mississippi Valley State recorded marks of 20.5 and 0.212, respectively. Alabama A&M, meanwhile, dominated nearly every stat category in their game. They had a phenomenally low turnover percentage of 7.7 (better than their season average of 13.9) and a free throw rate of 0.424 (above their season average of 0.169). For those same stats, Jackson State put up marks of 16.2 and 0.245, respectively. Alabama A&M was lifted by EJ Williams, who put up 20 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Markedric Bell fueled UAPB with 33 points and eight rebounds.

The Golden Lions dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the most recent contest, UAPB won 69-60. UAPB made good use of their 30 trips to the charity stripe, making 24 of them (80.0 percent). Alabama A&M, on the other hand, was just 12-21 (57.1 percent). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

It will be a battle of contrasting paces as the up-and-down Bulldogs (ranked 94th in the NCAA in possessions per game) will look to push the more methodical Golden Lions (296th in possessions per game).

UAPB Golden Lions vs. Alabama A&M Bulldogs Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Alabama A&m, ATS Winner – UAPB, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UAPB ranks 68th in rebounds allowed per game (32.9) while Alabama A&M ranks 253rd (42.3).
  • The Golden Lions rank 48th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Bulldogs rank 154th (5.8).
  • Alabama A&M ranks 211th in assists per game (11.4) while UAPB ranks 256th (8.8).
  • The Bulldogs rank 38th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Golden Lions rank 199th (9.8).
  • Alabama A&M ranks 130th in three pointers attempted per game (22.3) while UAPB ranks 278th (12.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 70.6 points per game (4.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.6 points per game (3.2 below their season average).
  • The Golden Lions’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 20.6, up from 20.4 for the season.