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Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Alabama State

Current Records: Arkansas-Pine Bluff 5-19; Alabama State 7-17

What to Know

After two games on the road, the Alabama State Hornets are heading back home. The Hornets and the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions will face off in an SWAC battle at 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Neither Alabama State nor Arkansas-Pine Bluff could muster much offensive firepower in their last games, so look to the defense to decide this one.

The game between Alabama State and the Southern Jaguars on Monday was not particularly close, with Alabama State falling 72-58.

Meanwhile, Arkansas-Pine Bluff ended up a good deal behind the Jackson State Tigers when they played on Monday, losing 60-47.

Alabama State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 8.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (4-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.

The losses put the Hornets at 7-17 and the Golden Lions at 5-19. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: Alabama State is 41st worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 74.4 on average. Arkansas-Pine Bluff has experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 49% from the floor on average, which is the 356th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dunn-Oliver Acadome -- Montgomery, Alabama
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Hornets are a big 8.5-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 an 8.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -114

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Series History

Arkansas-Pine Bluff have won nine out of their last 13 games against Alabama State.

  • Jan 05, 2022 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 70 vs. Alabama State 68
  • Feb 06, 2021 - Alabama State 73 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67
  • Jan 09, 2021 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 91 vs. Alabama State 82
  • Feb 10, 2020 - Alabama State 57 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 49
  • Jan 13, 2020 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61 vs. Alabama State 56
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 75 vs. Alabama State 69
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 82 vs. Alabama State 71
  • Feb 05, 2018 - Alabama State 65 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59
  • Jan 08, 2018 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 94 vs. Alabama State 68
  • Feb 04, 2017 - Alabama State 77 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 65
  • Jan 07, 2017 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71 vs. Alabama State 63
  • Feb 08, 2016 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 75 vs. Alabama State 70
  • Jan 11, 2016 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59 vs. Alabama State 55