Arkansas-Little Rock vs. South Alabama - 1/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (2-10) at Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (5-7)
College Basketball: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Jack Stephens Center)
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans and the South Alabama Jaguars face off on Monday at the Jack Stephens Center in college basketball action.
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans are 5-7 this season and they have lost six of heir last seven games. Arkansas-Little Rock is averaging 69.8 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74 points and their opponents are shooting 45.6 percent. James While leads the Trojans averaging 12.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Roger Woods is averaging 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds, Josh Hagins is averaging 9.5 points, and J.T. Thomas is averaging 7.6 points. Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-3 at home this season.
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The South Alabama Jaguars are 2-10 this season and thy have lost their last seven games. USA is averaging 64.8 points and they are shooting 39.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.8 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor. Taishaun Johnson is averaging 12.8 points to lead the Jaguars. Ken Williams is averaging 12.1 points, Dionte Ferguson is averaging 9.4 points and 7.5 rebounds, and Barrington Stevens is averaging 7.9 points. South Alabama is 0-7 on the road this season.
Arkansas-Little Rock is 5-2 against the spread against the Sun Belt, 9-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 12-4-1 against the spread following a loss. South Alabama is 4-11 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, 5-14-1 against the spread against the Sun Belt, and 7-20-1 against the spread in their last 28 road games. The favorite has coverd the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
These teams aren’t good but South Alabama is really bad so the play here is to take the home favorite.