South Alabama vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - 3/12/15 Sun Belt Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (13-17) at South Alabama Jaguars (11-20)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Lakefront Arena)
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans and South Alabama Jaguars meet Thursday in the Sun Belt Tournament.
The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, ALRU is averaging 69.4 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 71 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Josh Hagins is averaging 12.1 points and three assists while Roger Woods is averaging 11.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. James Reid is grabbing 2.4 rebounds and Ben Dillard is dishing 1.5 assists. The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans have four players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 70.7 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Arkansas Little Rock is allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in five of its last seven games.
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The South Alabama Jaguars look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, USA is averaging 69.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 75.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Ken Williams is averaging 15.9 points and 2.5 assists while Taishaun Johnson is averaging 12.9 points and four rebounds. Dionte Ferguson is the third double-digit scorer and Barrington Stevens is dishing 3.2 assists. The South Alabama Jaguars have five players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 70.6 percent from deep and 34 percent from deep. Defensively, USA is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 75 or more points in six straight games.
The Trojans are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaguars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Sun Belt.
South Alabama swept the season series and has been a little more consistent as of late. Neither team plays D, so the best bet would be to leave this game alone. But for the sake of the article, take the Jags and the points.