Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs. South Alabama Jaguars - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (13-16) at Texas-Arlington Mavericks (20-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:15 pm (College Park Center)
The Line: Texas-Arlington Mavericks -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Alabama Jaguars will travel to play the Texas-Arlington Mavericks in a Sun Belt game on Thursday.
The Texas-Arlington Mavericks are 20-9 (11-7) and are coming off of a win against Texas State by a score of 75-69. Texas-Arlington has won their last 2 games and is currently tied for 3rd in the Sun Belt standings. Texas-Arlington is averaging 79.4 points per game while giving up 69.5 points per game. Texas-Arlington is also averaging 43.6 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game. Erick Neal is averaging 13 points per game and 6 assists per game for Texas-Arlington. Jalen Jones is averaging 12.4 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Mavericks. Texas-Arlington is shooting 69.9% on free throws, 32.7% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The South Alabama Jaguars are 13-16 (8-10) and are coming off of a win against Louisiana Lafayette by a score of 83-70. South Alabama has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 6th in the Sun Belt standings. South Alabama defeated Texas-Arlington by a score of 88-85 in these two teams first meeting of the season. South Alabama is averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 72.9 points per game. South Alabama is also averaging 37.9 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per game. Ken Williams is averaging 15.5 points per game and 3.2 assists per game for South Alabama. Georgi Boyanov is averaging 11 points per game and 8 rebounds per game for the Jaguars. South Alabama is shooting 66% on free throws, 32.1% on three-pointers, and 41.1% on all field goal attempts.
South Alabama is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. South Alabama is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The under is 10-3 in South Alabama’s last 13 road games. Texas-Arlington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. Texas-Arlington is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in Texas-Arlington’s last 7 games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings. The home team is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Texas-Arlington has played better in their last 2 games and will be at home for this game. Texas-Arlington has a high-powered offense, averaging about 80 points per game. Texas-Arlington also is the better defensive team and has the rebounding advantage in this game. I like Texas-Arlington here.