Texas State Bobcats vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-9) at Texas State Bobcats (8-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm (Strahan Coliseum)
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves will travel to play the Texas State Bobcats in a Sun Belt game on Saturday.
The Texas State Bobcats are 8-7 (2-4) and are coming off of a loss to Arkansas-Little Rock by a score of 77-74. Texas State has lost 4 of their last 5 games and is in 8th place of the Sun Belt standings. Texas State has conference wins over Georgia Southern and Southern Alabama. Texas State is averaging 67.8 points per game while giving up 61.8 points per game. Texas State is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game. Emani Gant is averaging 12.9 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for Texas State. Kavin Gilder-Tilbury is averaging 12.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Bobcats. Texas State is shooting 65.7% on free throws, 33.5% on three-pointers, and 43% on all field goal attempts.
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 9-9 (5-2) and are coming off of a loss to Texas-Arlington by a score of 91-64. Arkansas State has lost 2 of their last 3 games, after winning each of their previous 5 games. Arkansas State is in 3rd place of the Sun Belt standings. Arkansas State is averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 75.1 points per game. Arkansas State is also averaging 41.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Devin Carter is averaging 17.2 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for Arkansas State. Anthony Livingston is averaging 15.1 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game for the Red Wolves. Arkansas State is shooting 71.7% on free throws, 31.1% on three-pointers, and 42.8% on all field goal attempts.
Arkansas State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. Arkansas State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The over is 7-2 in Arkansas State’s last 9 road games. Texas State is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. Texas State is 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win. The over is 5-2 in Texas State’s last 7 games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Arkansas State is higher scoring team that also allows more points per game than Texas State. Arkansas State has the rebounding advantage, while both teams shoot the ball similarly. Texas State has only one win in their last 5 games, and I do not see them winning this game. Arkansas State has been strong in conference play and I expect them to win here.