Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Arkansas State Red Wolves
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas-Pine Bluff (+14)
The Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-3) play the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (0-5) at First National Bank Arena on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Arkansas State as 14-point favorites. The total has been set at 136.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 0-5 for the year. They average 56.2 pts per contest (285th in college basketball) while hitting 32.3% from the floor. The Golden Lions are hitting 25.6% on 3-point shots (22 of 86) and 68.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Arkansas-Pine Bluff is pulling down 32.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 37 assists for the campaign, which is 200th in the nation in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 16.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.6 personal fouls per game. Defensively, the Golden Lions are forcing their opponents into 10.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.8 fouls. They are currently ranked 299th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 109 conceded this year. The Golden Lions defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 53.9% (164 of 304) and they concede 40.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They surrender 46.3% on three-point shots and they are 295th in D-1 in points per game allowed (94.0).
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions faced the Saint Louis Billikens and took a loss by a final of 107-54 in their last contest. Arkansas-Pine Bluff finished the game with a 29.2% field goal percentage (14 of 48) and knocked down 8 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Golden Lions converted 18 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 64.3%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned 20 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 7 assists in this game in addition to having 4 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to defending, Arkansas-Pine Bluff allowed the other team to shoot 29.2% from the field on 14 out of 48. Saint Louis doled out 26 assists and 14 steals for the game. Additionally, the Billikens snagged 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Saint Louis finished the game at 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 24 tries. They knocked down 11 of their 17 attempts from beyond the arc.
Shaun Doss is one guy who came through for this contest. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 7 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 39 mins and totaled 5 rebounds. Doss finished the contest at 33.3% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. Another guy that saw a lot of court time in this matchup for the Golden Lions was Joshuwan Johnson. He collected 2 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He finished 40.0% from the field in the game by connecting on 2-of-5 (5 points). When all was said and done, Johnson was on the court for 27 minutes.
Arkansas State has a record of 1-3 so far this year. Arkansas State has tallied 286 pts on the year (71.5 per game) and they snag 34.8 boards per game. The Red Wolves are committing 15.8 fouls per game and they go 63.0% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Red Wolves are shooting 45.8% from the field, which ranks 176th in the country. They are assisting teammates 12.8 times per game (195th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.8 times per game. The Red Wolves on defense are ranked 129th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 67.8. The Arkansas State defense gives up 19.8% on shots from beyond the arc (18 of 91) and their opposition makes 76.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 13.0 assists and 38.3 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 152nd and 218th in the country. They are able to force 14.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 39.8% from the field (100th in Division 1).
The last time they took the court, the Arkansas State Red Wolves got the victory with a final of 115-49 when they played the Crowley's Ridge Pioneers. The Red Wolves snagged 34 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 46 for the contest. They also blocked 5 attempts while earning 13 steals for this game. The Pioneers had 12 fouls in this contest which got the Red Wolves to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to bury 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.3%. When talking about shots from downtown, Arkansas State made 10 of their 23 attempts (43.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Red Wolves shot 46 out of 72 from the floor which had them at 63.9%. The Red Wolves permitted the Pioneers to make 15 of their 57 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 26.3% for this game. They finished 8.3% from three-point range by shooting 2 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 19 at the free throw line (89.5%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Arkansas State permitted Crowley's Ridge to snag 18 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Keyon Wesley ended up playing a lot for the Red Wolves in the game. He buried 9 of 11 for the matchup giving him a rate of 81.8%, which had him finishing with 20 points. Wesley snagged 4 rebounds in his 21 mins played and had 2 assists for this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Arkansas State was Norchand Omier. He accumulated 21 points in 19 minutes on the hardwood via 8 out of 9 shooting for the game. Omier ended the game having shot 88.9% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 13 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arkansas-Pine Bluff (+14)
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