Arkansas State vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (7-12) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm (ASU Convocation Center)
The Line: Arkansas State -4.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans and Arkansas State Red Wolves play Thursday at the ASU Convocation Center.
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans would love to get in the win column after losing seven of their last 10 games. On the season, Arkansas Little Rock is averaging 68.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting and are allowing 70.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Roger Woods is averaging 12.6 points and 6.5 rebounds while Josh Hagins is averaging 11.3 points and 3.1 assists. Ben Dillard is dishing 1.7 assists and James Reid is shooting 37.6 percent from the field. The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans have six players averaging at least 5.3 points, and they’re shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Arkansas Little Rock is allowing 7.5 threes a game and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves look for their fifth Sun Belt win after splitting their last six games. On the season, ASU is averaging 65.1 points on 41 percent shooting and are allowing 67.6 points on 41 percent shooting. Anthony Livingston is averaging 15.1 points and 9.3 rebounds while Cameron Golden is averaging 14.9 points and three assists. Sean Gardner is grabbing four rebounds and P.J. Hardwick is dishing six assists. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have five players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 71.3 percent from the line and 33.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Arkansas State is allowing 6.7 threes per game and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last nine games.
Arkansas-Little Rock is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road and 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Arkansas State. Arkansas State is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games and 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Arkansas-Little Rock.
You have to like Arkansas State on its home court against Arkansas-Little Rock that has had little to no success on the road. I'll take the Red Wolves and the reasonable chalk.