UAPB Golden Lions vs. Grambling State Tigers Free Prediction 02/29/20

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The UAPB Golden Lions (4-23, 3-12 SWAC) will be at the Assembly Center to go head-to-head against the Grambling State Tigers (14-13, 8-6 SWAC) in a SWAC matchup. Action gets underway at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

UAPB Golden Lions at Grambling State Tigers Betting Odds

Both teams won a tight one over their last opponent. The Tigers defeated the Jackson State Tigers 63-61, while the Golden Lions beat the Texas Southern Tigers 74-72.

The Golden Lions, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.433, had a mark of 0.484 and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.5 (above their season average of 27.0). Grambling State, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.500 (above their season average of 0.242). Ivy Smith Jr. had a good outing for Grambling State with 15 points and eight assists. Meanwhile, UAPB rallied around Markedric Bell, who put up 22 points and eight rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Travon Bunch led the Tigers to a 49-47 win. He produced 13 points. Grambling State’s 0.341 free throw rate was their biggest strength over UAPB, who had a mark of 0.122.

Contrasting paces will be on display in this contest. Grambling State has preferred an up-tempo style of play (98th in possessions per game), while UAPB has been slower-paced (327th in possessions per game).

UAPB Golden Lions at Grambling State Tigers Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Grambling State, ATS Winner – Grambling State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Grambling State ranks 117th in rebounds per game (36.2) while UAPB ranks 274th (31.5).
  • The Golden Lions are 36th in the country with 2.6 blocks allowed per game while the Tigers are 54th with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.
  • Grambling State ranks 298th in three pointers attempted per game (16.0) while UAPB ranks 311th (14.3).
  • The Tigers average 7.0 steals per game, which ranks 84th in the nation. The Golden Lions rank 232nd in steals allowed per game (9.2).
  • Grambling State ranks 137th in assists per game (13.1) while UAPB ranks 272nd (9.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Tigers have been outscored by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. On the season, Grambling State has defeated opponents by an average of 2.2 points.
  • During their last five games, the Golden Lions have scored an average of 57.0 points per game (3.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 66.2 points per game (1.9 below their season average).