Louisiana Monroe vs. Texas-Arlington - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana Monroe Warhawks (19-12) at Texas-Arlington Mavericks (23-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm (Lakefront Arena)
The Line: Louisiana Monroe Warhawks +1.5 Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Texas Arlington Mavericks face off on Saturday in Sun Belt Conference college basketball tournament action.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are 19-12 this season and they have won their last nine games in a row. UL Monroe is averaging 72.2 points per game and they are shooting 45 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Majok Deng leads ULM averaging 18.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Justin Roberson is averaging 14.1 points, Nick Coppola is averaging 11.3 points and 5.4 assists, and Jamaal Samuel is averaging 9.4 points. UL Monroe is 15-5 in the Sun Belt and 0-2 in neutral site games.
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The Texas Arlington Mavericks are 23-9 this season and they advanced to this game by beating Texas State on Friday. UT-Arlington is averaging 79.3 points per game and they are shooting 42.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Erick Neal leads the mavericks averaging 13 points and 6.2 assists per game. Jalen Jones is averaging 12.5 points, Kaelon Wilson is averaging 10 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Drew Charles is averaging 8.6 points. UT-Arlington is 14-7 in the Sun Belt and 1-0 in neutral site games.
Louisiana Monroe is 5-1 against the spread against the Sun Belt, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine neutral site games. UT-Arlington is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games following a game that they covered the point spread. The underdog is 5-0-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two teams.
This one looks tight and while it is a lean at best I like Louisiana Monroe here.