Troy Trojans vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (11-1) at Troy Trojans (5-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm (Trojan Arena)
The Line: Troy Trojans +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
It’s Trojan versus Trojan when Arkansas-Little Rock faces Troy in Sun Belt action.
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans are off to an impressive 11-1 start with a decent offense with the nation’s best defense allowing a mere 55 points. The Trojans rebounded from their lone loss with a 69-60 win at South Alabama on Wednesday. UALR did just enough scoring on 41.8% shooting with the Jaguars held to 35% from the floor. USA sank more threes but Arkansas-Little Rock sank seven more free throws to hold serve. Josh Hagins led the Trojans attack with a game high 17 points on 5-8 shooting with Jalen Jackson netting eleven points. Lis Shoshi and Roger Woods added nine points apiece with a combined eleven rebounds.
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The Troy Trojans have generally had no problem putting points on the board but their 5-7 record says opponents have been able to score as well. Troy needs a change in fortunes after an 84-81 loss to Arkansas State has the team staring at defeats in four of five. The Trojans appeared to be in control with a seven point lead at the break before the Red Wolves rallied with 47 second half points. ASU nailed 51% of their looks with nine more looks while the Trojans hit at 44% and made a game of it with ten more free throws. Wesley Person Jr. tossed in 20 points with Jeremy Hollimon adding 14 points, five yanks and six assists. Jordan Varnado netted 13 points and snagged nine rebounds while Shawn Hopkins and John Walton combined for 22 points.
The under is 8-1 in UALR last 9 road games and UALR are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 overall. TROY are 6-19-2 ATS in their last 27 home games and are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The road team is 9-2-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings. UALR has looked great thus far and if they play anywhere close to what they have they are the choice…