The UAPB Golden Lions (0-6) are off to a slow start and will try to get their first win when they go head-to-head against the Pacific Tigers (1-3) at Spanos Center. Pacific opened as a 16-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 135 points. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017.
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The Golden Lions were beaten by the Texas State Bobcats in their last game, 71-54. Charles Jackson put together a good performance for UAPB, leading both teams in scoring with 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Texas State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.8 (above their season average of 35.0). UAPB, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (14-20; 70.0 percent).
In the Tigers last game, they defeated the Air Force Falcons, 83-71. Pacific was led by Miles Reynolds, who had 16 points. The Tigers knocked down 26 of their 36 free throws (72.2 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.606 (above their season average of 0.459).
It could be a tough game for UAPB on the offensive glass. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Golden Lions rank 209th in offensive rebounding percentage (28.7 percent), while Pacific ranks 17th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.2 percent).
Since last season, the Golden Lions are 7-31 straight up (SU) and 2-2 against the spread (ATS). Vegas has had a tendency to set the total low when UAPB is involved since last season as 75.0 percent of their games have finished over the projected point total.
The Tigers, meanwhile, have records of 12-25 SU and 14-20 ATS since last season. Games including Pacific have gone under the O/U total 52.9 percent of the time over that same period.
UAPB Golden Lions vs. Pacific Tigers ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Pacific, ATS Winner – UAPB, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Golden Lions rank 125th in three pointers allowed per game (20.6) while the Tigers rank 238th (22.6).
- Pacific ranks 254th in assists per game (11.9) while UAPB ranks 316th (10.2).
- UAPB ranks 11th in steals per game (8.6) while Pacific ranks 280th (4.8).
- The Tigers rank 112th in rebounds per game (37.0) while the Golden Lions rank 312th (30.9).
- UAPB ranks 44th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Pacific ranks 229th (4.1).