Louisiana-Monroe vs. Arkansas State - 1/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-5) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (6-6)
College Basketball: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks and the Arkansas State Red Wolves face off on Monday at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Sun Belt Conference college basketball action.
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are 6-6 this season but they are coming off of losses in their last two games. ULM is averaging 56.9 points and they are shooting 37.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Tylor Ongwae leads the Warhawks averaging 14.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Nick Coppola is averaging 10.2 points, Justin Roberson is averaging 8.8 points, and Majok Deng is averaging 7.7 points and 7.0 rebounds. ULM is a perfect 5-0 at home this season.
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 6-5 this season and are coming off of a loss at Appalachian State. Arkansas State is averaging 65.5 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Anthony Livingston leads the Red Wolves averaging 16.4 points and 8.8 rebounds. Cameron Golden is averaging 15.2 points, Sean Gardener is averaging 14.3 points, and Nouhoum Boccoum is averaging 8.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. Arkansas State is 4-3 on the road this season.
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four home games. Arkansas State is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games, 1-9-1 against the spread against the Sun Belt, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
This is a real stinker of a game with two teams headed nowhere and I am staying away but it’s a lean to Arkansas State getting the small number.