Texas-Arlington vs. Arkansas State - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-8) at Texas-Arlington Mavericks (13-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm (College Park Center)
The Line: Texas-Arlington Mavericks -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas State Red Wolves and UT-Arlington Mavericks meet Thursday night at the College Park Center.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are averaging 74.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Devin Carter is averaging 16.2 points and 2.4 assists while Anthony Livingston is averaging 15.3 points and 9.2 rebounds. Donte Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Sean Gardner is dishing 1.8 assists. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. ASU is allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.6 turnovers per game. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The UT-Arlington Mavericks hope to build on their solid 13-3 start to the season. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 80.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Kevin Hervey is averaging 18.1 points and 9.8 rebounds while Erick Neal is averaging 12.7 points and 5.3 assists. Jalen Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Drew Charles is dishing 1.4 assists. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. UT-Arlington is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have won eight straight home games.
The Red Wolves are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Neither team is great offensively, but it's the Mavs that play impressive defense and has plenty of blowout wins under their belt as of late. Add the fact the Red Wolves don't play well on the road, you have to like UT-Arlington in a blowout.