Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. South Alabama Jaguars - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (9-12) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (10-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:35 pm (Convocation Center)
The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves -7 -- Over/Under: 148 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The South Alabama Jaguars will travel to play the Arkansas State Red Wolves in a Sun Belt game on Thursday.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 10-11 (6-4) and are coming off of a loss to Georgia Southern by a score of 71-66. Arkansas State has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 3rd in the Sun Belt standings. Arkansas State is averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 74.8 points per game. Arkansas State is also averaging 40.8 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Devin Carter is averaging 16.9 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for Arkansas State. Anthony Livingston is averaging 15.2 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game for the Red Wolves. Arkansas State is shooting 72.7% on free throws, 31.6% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts. Arkansas State defeated South Alabama by a score of 89-67 earlier in the season.
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The South Alabama Jaguars are 9-12 (4-6) and are coming off of a win against Appalachian State by a score of 73-60. South Alabama has won 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 7th in the conference standings. South Alabama is averaging 69.9 points per game while giving up 73.3 points per game. South Alabama is also averaging 37.4 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game. Ken Williams is averaging 14.3 points per game and 3.3 assists per game for South Alabama. Georgi Boyanov is averaging 11 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Jaguars. South Alabama is shooting 63.5% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.
South Alabama is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. South Alabama is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The under is 8-2 in South Alabama’s last 10 road games. Arkansas State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. Arkansas State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in Arkansas State’s last 5 games following an ATS loss. The road team is 3-0-1 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Arkansas State blew out South Alabama in these two teams first matchup, and I expect Arkansas State to get the job done once again in this game. Neither team plays very good defense, but Arkansas State is the much better offensive team. I am going with the Red Wolves here.