Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Bethune-Cookman
Current Records: Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7-11; Bethune-Cookman 6-11
What to Know
The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions are set to square off in an SWAC matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET Jan. 16 at Moore Gym. These two teams come into the matchup bolstered by wins in their previous games.
The Wildcats didn't have too much breathing room in their contest with the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils this past Saturday, but they still walked away with a 77-71 win.
Meanwhile, Arkansas-Pine Bluff didn't have too much trouble with the Florida A&M Rattlers on the road this past Saturday as they won 67-54. It took 12 tries, but the Golden Lions can finally say that they have a victory on the road.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Bethune-Cookman is expected to win a tight contest Monday. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (3-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Bethune-Cookman is now 6-11 while Arkansas-Pine Bluff sits at 7-11. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Bethune-Cookman is stumbling into the game with the sixth most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 77.3 on average. The Golden Lions have experienced some struggles of their own as they are sixth worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 64.3 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Moore Gym -- Daytona Beach, Florida
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Wildcats are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Golden Lions, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Arkansas-Pine Bluff won the only game these two teams have played in the last three years.
- Jan 17, 2022 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 69 vs. Bethune-Cookman 63