South Alabama vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - 1/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (6-10) at South Alabama Jaguars (5-12)
College Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Mitchell Center)
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans and South Alabama Jaguars meet at the Mitchell Center.
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans have lost five of their last six games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Arkansas-Little Rock is averaging 68.5 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 71.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Roger Woods is averaging 12.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while James White is averaging 11.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. Josh Hagins is dishing three assists and Ben Dillard is shooting 39.6 percent from the field. The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans have seven players averaging at least 5.6 points, and they’re shooting 71.4 percent from the line and 34 percent from downtown. Defensively, Arkansas-Little Rock is allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last nine games.
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The South Alabama Jaguars have split their last six games and look for their fourth Sun Belt win. On the season, South Alabama is averaging 70.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 76.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Ken Williams is averaging 14.7 points and 2.4 assists while Taishaun Johnson is averaging 13 points and 3.9 rebounds. Dionte Ferguson is the third player averaging double-digit points and Barrington Stevens is dishing 3.5 assists. The South Alabama Jaguars have seven players averaging at least 6.5 points, and they’re shooting 68.8 percent from the line and 34.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, South Alabama is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 81 or more points in four straight games.
The Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Jaguars are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Arkansas-Little Rock is in a major funk and playing on the road won't make things any better. Give me South Alabama and the small chalk.