Georgia Southern vs. Texas-Arlington - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-Arlington Mavericks (14-6) at Georgia Southern Eagles (7-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Hanner Fieldhouse)
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UT-Arlington Mavericks and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Thursday night at the W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks need a win after losing four of their last five games. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 81.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Kevin Hervey is averaging 18.9 points and 9.8 rebounds while Erick Neal is averaging 14.1 points and 5.9 assists. Jalen Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Drew Charles is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have split their last eight road games.
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The Georgia Southern Eagles could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 77.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Tookie Brown is averaging 17.5 points and 3.3 assists while Mike Hughes is averaging 13.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. Ike Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte Boykins is dishing 2.1 assists. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Eagles are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The Georgia Southern Eagles have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Mavericks are 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The Texas-Arlington Mavericks have shown they can win on the road, as their defense travels and should give the inconsistent Eagles fits here. The Mavs crushed the Eagles back in January. Take Texas-Arlington Mavericks for another win and cover.