Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves - 3/14/14 Sun Belt Quarterfinal
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (15-16) vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves (18-12)
College Basketball: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Lakefront Arena)
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans and Arkansas State Red Wolves will play Friday night in a Sun Belt quarterfinal. These teams split the season series with the home team winning each game.
The Trojans are coming off a 74-61 victory over Troy in the first round of the tournament on Thursday. They shot 46.8 percent from the field, grabbed 42 rebounds and turned the ball over only eight times. Josh Hagins led the way with 15 points off the bench. On the season, the Trojans average 70.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allow 72.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting. They are 14-12 ATS overall on the year.
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The Red Wolves haven’t played in six days and have been on a bit of a cold streak, losing three of their last four games. On the season, they average 75.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allow 70.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. They’re not a deep team at all, but do have three players averaging at least 10 points, including senior guard Melvin Johnson III, who averages 15.2 points and 4.4 rebounds. The Red Wolves are a fast paced team that wants to get a ton of shots up and can be deadly when they’re falling. They are 11-13-1 ATS overall.
The Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against teams with a winning SU record, while the Red Wolves are 0-5 ATS in their last five conference games. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings between these two teams.
Overall, it’s tough to pick against the Red Wolves and their offensive firepower. When those shots are falling it usually results in a blowout, as the Trojans don’t have enough scorers to keep up.
I’ll take Arkansas State and the chalk.