Texas Southern Tigers vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions Prediction, 2/27/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Southern Tigers vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Simmons Bank Field in Pine Bluff, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Southern (+15.5)
Simmons Bank Field is the venue where and the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (0-0) will take on the Texas Southern Tigers (0-0) on Saturday. Arkansas-Pine Bluff opens this game as 15.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 58.5.
In their last outing the Tigers played the Golden Lions and took the defeat by a score of 45-13. De'Andre Johnson went 29/43 with 222 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Darius Mitchell led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 28 yards on 5 carries which meant he averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Donnie Corley led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 69 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 9.9 yards per reception for the game. The Texas Southern Tigers rushed the ball a total of 34 times and racked up a total of 61 yards earning them an average of 1.8 yards per attempt. For the game, they finished with a total of 78 plays which added up to 283 yards. On the day, the Tigers had a total of 20 1st downs and they totaled 2 penalties for 66 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Texas Southern gave up 13 completions on 27 tries for a total of 277 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. On the ground, the Tigers gave up 273 yards on 46 carries which gave them an average of 5.9 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 550 yards and earned 1 turnover.
Texas Southern accounted for 241 total points and had 30 touchdowns, while coming in with an average of 29:48 mins of ball control per contest. In terms of putting points on the board, the Texas Southern Tigers averaged 21.9 PPG. Texas Southern compiled 115 first downs via the pass and 102 rushing first downs.
In their win over Texas Southern, Taeyler Porter led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 46 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for a total of 197 yards via 30 carries which had him averaging 7.0 yards per tote. DeJuan Miller was the receiving yardage leader by earning 106 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 35.3 yards per catch during the game. Skyler Perry went 9/20 with 163 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions ended up rushing 46 times and added 273 yards which had them averaging 5.9 yards per run. Overall, the Golden Lions got 23 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 56 yards. For the game, they ran 73 plays for a total of 550 yards.
When discussing the defense, Arkansas-Pine Bluff gave up 29 catches on 44 tries for a total of 222 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. In the game, they allowed 283 yards and earned 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Golden Lions gave up 61 yards on 34 carries which gave them an average of 1.8 yards per run allowed.
Recording an average of 29:00 minutes per game of ball control, the Golden Lions notched 50 TDs in addition to 351 points last year. When looking at putting points on the board, the Golden Lions scored 31.9 points per game. They tallied 93 first downs via the rush as well as 122 first downs through the air for the prior year.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arkansas-Pine Bluff (-15.5)
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