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Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions @ Alabama State Hornets

Current Records: Arkansas Pine Bluff 10-14, Alabama State 11-13

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Arkansas Pine Bluff has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the Alabama State Hornets will face off in a SWAC battle at 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

Last Monday, the Golden Lions came up short against the Tigers and fell 76-63. The defeat unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Arkansas Pine Bluff in their matchups with the Tigers: they've now lost 11 in a row.

Meanwhile, the Hornets also suffered a loss in their last game, but this one to the Jaguars by a score of 73-62. Alabama State has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

The Golden Lions' defeat dropped their record down to 10-14. As for the Hornets, their loss was their third straight on the road, which dropped their record down to 11-13.

Keep an eye on the arc in Saturday's matchup: Arkansas Pine Bluff have been dynamite from deep this season, having nailed 36.9% of their threes per game. It's a different story for Alabama State, though, as they've only made 28.9% of their threes this season. Given Arkansas Pine Bluff's sizable advantage in that area, the Hornets will need to find a way to close that gap.

Arkansas Pine Bluff is hoping to beat the odds on Saturday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. Currently 12-9 against the spread, Alabama State has been a solid investment this season; on the other hand, Arkansas Pine Bluff is only 6-14 ATS.


Alabama State is a solid 6.5-point favorite against Arkansas Pine Bluff, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hornets as a 7-point favorite.

The over/under is 149 points.

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Series History

Alabama State and Arkansas Pine Bluff both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Jan 08, 2024 - Alabama State 83 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 72
  • Feb 11, 2023 - Alabama State 74 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 71
  • Jan 04, 2023 - Alabama State 80 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 66
  • Feb 12, 2022 - Arkansas Pine Bluff 75 vs. Alabama State 70
  • 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