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Texas-Arlington vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (13-15) at Texas-Arlington Mavericks (15-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm (College Park Center)

The Line: Texas-Arlington Mavericks -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans and UT-Arlington Mavericks meet Saturday at the College Park Center.

The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. On the season, Arkansas Little Rock is averaging 69.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting and is allowing 70.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Josh Hagins is averaging 12 points and three assists while Roger Woods is averaging 11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. Ben Dillard is dishing 1.6 assists and James Reid is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans have four players averaging at least 7.9 points, and they’re shooting 70.6 percent from the line and 34.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Arkansas LR is allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 61 or less points in three of its last six games.

Texas-Arlington vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UT-Arlington Mavericks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, UT-Arlington is averaging 71.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 71.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Lonnie McClanahan is averaging 11.4 points and 2.3 assists while Greg Gainey is averaging 10.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Kevin Hervey is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Jamel Outler is shooting 34.6 percent from the field. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have four players averaging at least 7.3 points, and they’re shooting 67 percent from the line and 32.2 percent from deep. Defensively, UT-Arlington is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 81 or more points in four of its last eight games.

The Trojans are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mavericks are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. loss. 

The  Arkansas Little Rock Trojans are not only the better team defensively, but they've been playing far better basketball overall recently. Don't be surprised if the Trojans win outright, as I think the wrong team is favored here. 

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Arkansas Little Rock Trojans +4.5

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