Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Troy - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Troy Trojans (7-9) at Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (6-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Jack Stephens Center)
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans and Arkansas-Little Rock Rock Trojans meet Thursday at the Jack Stephens Center.
The Troy Trojans have lost five of their last seven games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, Troy is averaging 66.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting and is allowing 70.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Musa Abdul-Aleem is averaging 16 points and 3.7 rebounds while Wesley Person Jr. is averaging 15.1 points and 1.4 assists. Kevin Thomas is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Kelton Ford is dishing 2.7 assists. The Troy Trojans have six players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 67.9 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Troy is allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in five of its last eight games. Troy is 1-6 SU on the road.
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The Arkansas-Little Rock Rock Trojans have lost six of their last seven games and look for second Sun Belt win. On the season, UALR is averaging 68.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 71.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Roger Woods is averaging 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while James White is averaging 11.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. Josh Hagins is the third player averaging double-digit points and J.T. Thomas is dishing two assists. The Arkansas-Little Rock Rock Trojans have seven players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 70.4 percent from line and 32.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Arkansas-Little Rock is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from downtown and have allowed 72 or more points in four of its last seven games.
Troy is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS loss. Arkansas-Little Rock is 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS loss and 11-1 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games. Troy is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Arkansas-Little Rock and the road team is 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Troy has owned Arkansas-Little Rock ATS on the road, and the road team has crused the spread in the last 10 meetings. When you add that to the fact both teams are losing left and right, the points here has to be the play.