Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-Arlington Mavericks (10-7) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (12-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks take the floor with the Texas-Arlington Mavericks at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
The Texas-Arlington Mavericks have the offense to be a challenger in the Sun Belt at 71 points but do they have enough defense allowing 70 points? That probably remains to be seen as the conference numbers are a bit all over the map. The Mavericks expanded a two point lead with a late second half run to post a 66-55 victory versus visiting Texas State on Monday. The Bobcats never cranked up the offense with just 29% from the floor while the Mavericks 42% resulted in six more baskets. Greg Gainey and Lonnie McClanahan led the scoring 12 and eleven points and six rebounds each. Erick Neal and James Outler combined for 16 points while the entire eleven man rotation scored.
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The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks have take a few steps forward from prior years to go from a non factor to the top of the Sun Belt at 5-1. The Warhawks have won five in a row after going to the Cajundome and defeating Louisiana-Lafayette 57-55 as a 7.5 point dog. The name of the game for ULM is defense an controlling the scoreboard which they did by limiting the Ragin' Cajuns to under 33% shooting while connecting at 39% with fore more field goals offsetting UL Lafayette's nine more free throws. Tylor Ongwae was the only double digit scorer with 13 points and five yanks with Jamaal Samuel scoring nine points. Majok Deng and Justin Roberson netted eight points apiece and a combined eleven rebounds with seven players scoring overall.
The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Warhawks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. UL Monroe are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Sun Belt. The Warhawks look much improved but don't blow teams out but in this case I don't need a rout so I'll lay the small chalk...