The Prairie View A&M Panthers and Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions look to improve on last season's disappointments when they meet in a SWAC matchup on Monday night. The Panthers (6-10, 2-1 SWAC), who finished tied for eighth at 8-10 and were 8-19 overall a year ago, swept both meetings with Arkansas-Pine Bluff last season. The Golden Lions (5-11, 1-2), who placed 11th in the SWAC at 5-13 and were 7-24 in 2021-2022, are 10-7 on their home floor since the start of last season, including 5-0 this year. Prairie View A&M has lost eight of 10.
The game from H.O. Clemmons Arena in Pine Bluff, Ark., will tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET. Prairie View A&M is averaging 68.9 points per game, while Arkansas-Pine Bluff averages 64.3. The Panthers are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Prairie View A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 140. Before making any Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Prairie View 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 Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Prairie View A&M 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 Prairie View A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine-Bluff:
- Prairie View A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff spread: Prairie View A&M -3.5
- Prairie View A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff over/under: 140 points
- Prairie View A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff money line: Prairie View A&M -170, Arkansas-Pine Bluff +145
- PVAM: The Panthers are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games overall
- ARPB: The Golden Lions are 5-7 ATS in their last 12 games overall
- Prairie View A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Prairie View A&M can cover
Senior forward Yahuza Rasas, a transfer from Texas Southern, is the team's third-leading scorer. He averages 9.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 24.7 minutes of action. Rasas recorded his first double-double of the season on Jan. 2 in a 61-60 win over Grambling. In that game, he scored 13 points, while grabbing 11 rebounds. He had a season-high 15 points in an 80-79 loss at UT Martin on Nov. 20.
Senior guard Hegel Augustin, a transfer from Central Connecticut, is among the team's leading scorers, averaging 8.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Augustin has scored in double figures in five games, scoring 20 or more points three times. He also has two double-doubles, including a 20-point and 11-rebound effort at Illinois-Chicago in a 70-61 loss on Dec. 13. He scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 61-51 loss at Northwestern on Dec. 11.
Why Arkansas-Pine Bluff can cover
The Golden Lions have been powered by senior guard Shaun Doss Jr., who played at SIU Edwardsville a year ago. He played his first three seasons at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, before transferring back. Doss registered his second double-double of the season on Saturday in the 70-66 win over Texas Southern with 22 points and 10 rebounds. He also scored 15 points and grabbed 12 boards in a 59-41 win over Arkansas Baptist on Dec. 3. Doss averages 16.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
Sophomore guard Kylen Milton scored a season-high 20 points on Saturday. He has reached double-digit scoring in 10 games and has one double-double, a 17-point, 10-assist performance in a 104-50 win over Ecclesia College on Dec. 17. He has scored in double figures in each of his last six games and in 10 games this year. Milton is averaging 12.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
How to make Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Prairie View A&M picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 136 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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