Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-Arlington Mavericks (14-4) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (8-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas-Arlington Mavericks look to strengthen their position in the Sun Belt with a win at the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.
The Texas-Arlington Mavericks were looking more and more like the king of the Sun Belt until defeats in two of three showed some vulnerability. The Mavericks are coming off of a 68-62 home loss to Arkansas-Little Rock as a three point favorite Saturday. A ridiculous 42-14 first half deficit set the stage for a big come back that obviously fell short as the Trojans sank shots at 47% with UTA struggling to 30% which negated 16 more looks at the basket. Kennedy Eubanks paced the Mavericks with 14 points and six pulls on 5-15 with Drew Charles and Erick Neal scoring 12 points apiece on combined 7-26 from the floor while Nathan Hawkins chipped in with eight points.
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The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks looked dead in the water with four consecutive defeats before back to back wins evened their conference record at 4-4. The Warhawks are looking to build on their lopsided 100-68 rout of South Alabama as a 7.5 point home favorite Saturday. ULM led by ten at the half before exploding for 61 points over the final 20 minutes. UL Monroe burned the nets at nearly 53% with eight more looks to easily down the 41.5% shooting Jaguars who had few things go their way. Justin Roberson poured in 23 points and posted seven assists with DeMondre Harvey adding 20 points and five yanks. Majok Deng tossed in 17 with Jamaal Samuel netting 14 points and hauling in 13 rebounds while Nick Coppola tossed in 13 points with seven assists.
Texas-Arlington are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall and are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 road games. Louisiana-Monroe are 7-3 in the last 10 vs. the Sun Belt. Texas-Arlington is a cover machine but laying chalk in the Sun Belt is dangerous…