The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions look to get back on track when they take on the visiting Alabama A&M Bulldogs in Southwestern Athletic Conference action on Monday. The Golden Lions (10-15, 6-6 SWAC), who have dropped three in a row and four of five, are tied for fifth in the conference. The Bulldogs (10-15, 6-6), who have won two of three, are looking for just their third winning conference record in the past 10 years. Alabama A&M's last overall winning record was in 2004-2005, when it was 18-4 and lost in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
The game from H.O. Clemmons Arena in Pine Buff, Ark., will tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET. Alabama A&M is averaging 70.1 points per game, while Arkansas-Pine Bluff averages 67.1. The Golden Lions are 3-point favorites in the latest Alabama A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 135.5. Before making any Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Alabama A&M picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Alabama A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Alabama A&M:
- Alabama A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff spread: Arkansas-Pine Bluff -3
- Alabama A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff over/under: 135.5 points
- Alabama A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff money line: Alabama A&M +130, Arkansas-Pine Bluff -155
- AAMU: The Under is 7-1 in the last eight matchups in the series
- ARPB: The Golden Lions are 11-10 against the spread this season
- Alabama A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Arkansas-Pine Bluff can cover
Senior forward Chris Greene has been red hot, averaging 14.5 points over the past two games. He has reached double-figure scoring in nine games, including a season-high 25 points in a 59-41 win over Arkansas Baptist on Dec. 3. He has registered one double-double, a 14-point and 10-rebound effort against Ecclesia College on Dec. 17. For the year, Greene is averaging 10.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals.
Junior forward Caleb Stokes has been playing well since joining the team. In four games, including one start, he is averaging 5.8 points and two rebounds per game. He is connecting on 60% of his field goals and 75% of his free throws. In Saturday's loss to Alabama State, Stokes scored 12 points and grabbed two rebounds.
Why Alabama A&M can cover
Senior guard Garrett Hicks will be looking for a repeat performance of the first meeting between the teams, when he scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out four assists and made four steals. For the year, Hicks is averaging 13.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He is connecting on 45.6% of his field goals, including 44.3% from 3-point range, and 71.1% of his foul shots. He has scored in double figures in four of the last six games, including a 22-point effort at Bethune-Cookman on Jan. 30.
Junior guard Dailin Smith is coming off a 20-point and five-rebound effort at Mississippi Valley State in a 70-68 double-overtime win on Saturday. He has scored 13 or more points in each of the last four games. For the season, he has scored in double figures 14 times. In 25 games, including 24 starts, Smith is averaging 10.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 assists per game.
How to make Alabama A&M vs. Arkansas Pine-Bluff picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 139 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in 60% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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