Texas-Arlington vs. Georgia Southern - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Southern Eagles (4-7) at Texas-Arlington Mavericks (10-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 8:15 pm (College Park Center)
The Line: Texas-Arlington Mavericks -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles and UT-Arlington Mavericks square off Saturday at the College Park Center.
The Georgia Southern Eagles need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 80.5 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Tookie Brown is averaging 17 points and 3.7 assists while Ike Smith is averaging 11.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Mike Hughes is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Devonte Boykins is dishing 2.7 assists. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. Georgia Southern is allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Georgia Southern Eagles have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The UT-Arlington Mavericks look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 80.8 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Kevin Hervey is averaging 17.5 points and 9.6 rebounds while Erick Neal is averaging 12.8 points and five assists. Jalen Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jorge Bilbao is dishing 1.6 assists. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. UT-Arlington is allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have won seven straight home games.
The Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
This is a monster mismatch, as the Mavs have the advantage pretty much everywhere on the court. Give me the Texas-Arlington Mavericks in a blowout.